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14.009 Bucculatrix thoracella (Thunberg, 1794)
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the C-shaped mines are characteristic

Food Plant: Tilia (Lime); in Europe Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July - August (bivoltine in the south in some years)

Notes: A narrow mine almost filled with black frass, usually following leaf-vein (as shown). The cocoon is formed either on the trunk of the tree or in leaf litter. Mine illustrated is on small-leaved lime (T.cordata).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 273

Data: 28.viii.2002, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording category: A

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