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14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella Zeller, 1848
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larvae window feeding


Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A short contorted gallery, usually near midrib. The larva in the free feeding phase eats windows from the leaf under surface (as shown) and is a grey-green, with white lateral and dorsal spots. The larva pupates in a whitish cocoon - spun on a leaf in Summer and on the trunk in autumn.

Data: 2006, Chorlton, Manchester, VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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