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35.035 Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775)
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final instar larva

 

Food Plant: Chenopodium (Goosefoot), Atriplex (Orache).

Mine: July - August, September

Pupa: On the ground in detritus

Notes: A broad, highly-contorted gallery with scattered greenish or blackish frass. The gallery sometimes fuses to form a false blotch. The larva is white or greenish white in the early stages; having crimson spots in the final instar (as shown)

Data: 22.viii.2006, Chorlton, Manchester VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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