Lepidoptera: Bucculatricidae

266 Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839)

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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. The larva can swap mines or leaves. A moulting cocoonet (as shown) is formed under a leaf and the cocoon is formed on the stem or another plant.

Image: Ben Smart

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