Lep: Bucculatricidae
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14.006 Bucculatrix frangutella (Goeze, 1783)
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a mature larva is shown
the mature larva is seen in lateral view

 

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 larva is now fuly grown and is photographed prior to pupation.

Data: 05.viii.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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