Lep:Bucculatricidae
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276 Bucculatrix demaryella (Duponchel, 1840)
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the contorted initial gallery can be seen here

 

Food Plant: Betula spp. (Birch), Corylus avellanae (Hazel), Castanea sativa (Sweet Chestnut)

Egg: On the underside of the leaf

Mine: August

Notes: The inital gallery is contorted and then follows a vein, before often turning at right angles. In the free feeding phase the larva window feeds on the leaf. Found in woodland, heaths, moorland and bogs.

Data: 24.ix.2005, Achany, VC107

Image:© Duncan Williams

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