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 or in leaf litter. The larval head can be seen in the photo, inside the cocoon.

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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