Lep:Acrolepiinae
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19.014 Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis,1838
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the larva is a pale colour with a light brown head

 

Food Plant: Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet), S.lycopersicum (Tomato), Solanum tuberosum (Potato), Atropa belladonna (Deadly nightshade)

Mine: June, September

Notes: Bittersweet is the usual plant for this miner. The mines are usually found in shaded places. The cocoon is usually amongst debris. Large translucent mines are made and there may be several mines in a leaf. The larva is a pale colour with light brown head pigmentation.

Data: 15,viii.2004, Stanton, nr Cheltenham, Gloucs, VC33

Image:© Robert Homan

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