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49.051 Cnephasia asseclana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775))
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exuviae

 

Food Plant: Polyphagous on a wide variety of herbaceous plants such as Cynoglossum germanicum (Green Hound's-tongue), Fragaria (Strawberry), Lathyrus, Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye Daisy), Phaseolus (Bean), Picea sitchensis (Sikta Spruce), Pisum (Pea), Plantago (Plantain), Ranunculus, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry), Rumex (dock ), Salix triandra (Almond Willow),Teucrium, Viburnum lantana (Wayfaring Tree)

Mine: Sept-June

Notes: Initially mines a leaf then, after hibernation, lives between spun leaves or flowers. Pupates in a folded leaf (as shown) or in detritus on the ground. The exuviae are shown protruding from a folded leaf of Teucrium sordidiana. Moth emerged 02.vi.2017

Data: 03.vi.2017, ex spinnings 21.v.2017 Methwold Warren, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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