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14.008 Bucculatrix cidarella (Zeller, 1839)
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moulting cocoons


Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder), Myrica (Bog Myrtle).

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July-October

Notes: A narrow mine almost filled with black frass, starting from a rough black egg-case.  The moulting cocoons shown are on Myrica gale      

Data: 21.ix.2011, Beaulieu Road, New Forest, Hants, VC11

Image:© John Langmaid

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