Lep:Acrolepiinae
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19.014 Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis,1838
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larva in mine

 

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 mine shown is on Solanum tuberosum 'Cara@

Data: 09.ix.2013, Stretham, VC29

Image:© Ian Barton

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