Lep:Gelechiidae
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35.035 Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775)
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larva entering the leaf
larva entering the leaf

 

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

Mine: June-August, September-May

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 shown entering the leaf.

Data: 29.ix.2019, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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