Lep: Bucculatricidae
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14.006 Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)
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a young larva is shown window feeding

 

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.  An early stage of the larva is seen from the ventral leaf surface, as it window feeds on the leaf, having recently vacated the gallery.

Data: 22.vii.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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