Lepidoptera: Bucculatricidae

274 Bucculatrix ulmella (Zeller, 1848)

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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 larva can form a cocoon on nearby plants - the cocoon illustrated is on Broom.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 11.iv.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12