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15.004 Caloptilia elongella (Linnaeus, 1761)
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early mine


Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: May, July

Pupa: Under a silk membrane on underside of leaf

Notes: Initially in an irregular gallery becoming a blotch usually over a vein (as shown). Later in two successive longitudinally rolled leave

Data: 14.viii.2011, Saxilby Flood, Lincolnshire, VC54

Image:© Martin Gray

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