Lep:Bucculatricidae
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267 Bucculatrix maritima (Stainton,1851)
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The right hand three are the thin early surface mines and the left two are of full depth mines. The other one has elements of both.
The right hand three are the thin early surface mines and the left two are of full depth mines. The other one has elements of both.

 

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. The right hand three are the thin early surface mines and the left two are of full depth mines. The other one has elements of both.

National status: Nationally Scarce B

Data:26.ix,2012, Maltreath Saltmarsh, Anglesey, VC52, Melissa & Andy Banthorpe

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

 

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