Lep:Zygaenidae
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54.002 Forester Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758)
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vacated mine

 

Food Plant: Rumex acetosa (Sorrel), Rumex acetosella (Sheep's Sorrel)

Eggs: laid in batches

Mine: July-May

Notes: Initially forms very small Coleophora-like fleck mines. Frass is in a central line. Several larvae may mine a leaf. It then leaves the mine (a vacated mine is shown) and window feeds on the leaves. A local species in the UK found in damp meadows, downland, sandhills and in the rides and clearings of woodland.

Data: 26.vii.2015, Braithwaite Moss, Cumbria, VC70

Image:© Gary Hedges

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