Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella Zeller, 1848
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the larvae travel on silken threads to settle on plants to pupate

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A short contorted gallery, usually near midrib. The larva pupates in a whitish cocoon - spun on a leaf in Summer and on the trunk in autumn. The cocoon above is on the leaf - the larva often are blown on silken threads to another plant and then form a cocoon (as above).

Data: 16.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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