Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.009 Bucculatrix thoracella (Thunberg, 1794)
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mine follows a leaf vein

 

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 Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

Data: 14.ix.2015, Liege, Coteaux de la Citadelle, Belgium

Image:© Jean-Yves Baugnée

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