Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.009 Bucculatrix thoracella (Thunberg, 1794)
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pupal cocoon

 

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. After leaving the mine the larva window feeds. The larva is a pale colour, with a pale yellow head. The cocoon is formed either on the trunk of the tree (as shown) or in leaf litter.

Data: 28.iii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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