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15.011 Caloptilia falconipennella (Hübner, [1813])
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the leaf is folded over

Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder), Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Egg: Lower surface of leaf

Mine: July - August

Pupa: Under a turned over leaf edge

Notes: Initially in short gallery becoming a brownish blotch near the leaf margin. Later in two or three Parornix-like folds at the edge of the leaf (as shown).

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 289

Data: 22.v.2004, Emsworth, VC11, John Langmaid & Ian Thirlwell

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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