Lep: Tortricidae
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49.214 Ancylis badiana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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frass deposited at the end of the leaf

 

Food Plant: Lathyrus spp. especially Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Vetchling), Vicia spp. (Vetches), Trifolium spp. (Clovers)

Mine: June-July; September-April

Notes: Initially mines a leaf (as shown), then, with Trifolium repens and Vicia spp it folds a leaf and feeds inside. With Lathyrus pratensis it neatly spins two leaflets together and feeds inside. The Autumn generation overwinters fully fed.

Data: 17.x.2013, Yardley Chase, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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