Lep:Acrolepiinae
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19.014 Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis,1838
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the anal segment has a ring of hooks
the legs have rings of hooks

 

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 and a prothoracic plate with a median sulcus. The legs and anal segment have rings of hooks.

Data: 25.viii.2005, Holkham, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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