Lep: Bucculatricidae
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14.006 Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)
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early mines are shown, with the spiral galleries still being formed around the egg site

 

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.  The early stages of the mines are shown above, with the spirals still being formed.

Data: 13.vii.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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