Lep:Bucculatricidae
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267 Bucculatrix maritima (Stainton,1851)
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Food Plant: Aster tripolium (Sea Aster)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: April - May; July - August

Notes: The initial mine is in part of the layers of a leaf, with black or brownish frass. When it leaves this mine it then makes full depth shorter mines and may then form 'windows' as it grazes on the leaf (as shown).

National status: Nationally Scarce B

Data: 12.viii.2011, Sheringham, Norfolk, VC27

Image:© Barry Dickerson

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