European Lep:Gracillariinae
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Caloptilia fidella (Reutti, 1853)
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triangular initial mine and cone seen

 

Food Plant: Humulus lupulus (Hop)

Mine: July; September

Notes: The initial mine is triangular (as shown) then a cone is formed at the leaf edge (as shown). A central European miner found from France to Russia and the Ukraine

Data: 8-12.ix.2007, Erkner, near Berlin, Germany, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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