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14.002 Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839)
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larva feeding in long thin mine

Food Plant: Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy)

Egg: Upperside of leaf

Mine: September-April; July

Notes: A long thin mine is formed by the larva. The early mine is shown here. The larva can swap mines or leaves. A moulting cocoonet is formed under a leaf and the cocoon is formed on the stem or another plant.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 266

Data: iii.2005, St.Helens, Lancs, VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

Recording category: L

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