Lep:Bucculatricidae
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Bucculatrix ulmifoliae (M.Hering, 1931)
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there may be several mines in a leaf

 

Food Plant: Ulmus pumila x japonica (Sapporo Autumn Gold)

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, follws a vein before turning away. The final mine is 11-15mm long. Discovered in 2006 in Farnham, Surrey.

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

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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