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275 Bucculatrix bechsteinella (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805)
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dorsal view of mature larva
lateral view of mature larva
dorsal view of head


Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple), Pyrus (Pear), Sorbus (Whitebeam/Rowan).

Egg: Upper surface of leaf

Mine: July -August

Notes: A short contorted gallery, near midrib or side-vein. Mine shown on hawthorn. The larva is mature and 6.0mm long and can be seen grazing the leaf surface. the prothorax is lightly speckled (bottom photo). The larva has a pale yellow spiracular line (middle photo).

Data: 17.vii.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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