Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.006 Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)
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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.  There may be several mines in a leaf (as shown).

Data: 02.x.2017, Narborough, Norfolki, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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