Lep: Bucculatricidae
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14.006 Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)
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makes purple spiral mines

 

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.  Mines shown on Rhamnus (Buckthorn).

Data: 13.viii.2017, Wicken, Cambs, VC29

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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