Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.011 Bucculatrix ulmifoliae M.Hering, 1931
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the initial mine is contortedand in the angle between midrib and vein

Food Plant: Ulmus pumila x japonica (Sapporo Autumn Gold), Ulmus 'New Horizon', Ulmus 'Lobel', Ulmus minor ssp. minor, Ulmus procera (English Elm)

Egg: Underside of leaf, usually close to a midrib

Mine: June, October

Notes: Starts as a contorted frass-filled gallery, between the midrib and vein. Later the gallery, with broken black frass, follows a vein before turning away. The final mine is 11-15mm long. Discovered in 2006 in Farnham, Surrey (Langmaid et al 2007). It hasnow been found in Southern Counties from Kent to Bedfordshire (Banthorpe, 2021).

Data: 24.x.2006, Farnham, Surrey, VC17

Image:© Rob Edmunds

Recording category: L

References:
Langmaid JR, Collins GA & Porter J, (2007), Bucculatrix ulmifoliae M. Hering, 1931 (Lep. : Bucculatricidae) resident in England. Entomologist's Rec. J.Var 119 (5) 195-201
Banthorpe A, (2021), The finding of leafmines of Bucculatrix ulmifoliae Hering,1931 (Lep:Nepticulidae) in Bedfordshire and its current status in the UK. Entomologist's Rec. J.Var 133 (1) 17-19

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