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14.006 Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)
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moulting cocoons


Food Plant: Rhamnus (Buckthorn), Frangula (Alder Buckthorn).

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: August - September

Notes: The mine starts as a tight spiral, staining leaf-tissue purple. A larva is shown and the white structures are the moulting cocoons.

Data: 17.ixi.2006, Villers-la-Ville, Belgium

Image:© Paul Fontaine

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