Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.002 Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839)
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the initial mine is coiled and twisting

 

Food Plant: Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy)

Egg: Upperside of leaf

Mine: January - April; July

Notes: A long thin mine is formed by the larva. The early mine is shown here, which is coiled and twisting. 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.

Data: coll. Steve Hind, 11.x.2008,Willaston, Cheshire, VC58

Image:© Steve Hind

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