Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.089 Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic, 1986
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dorsal view
ventral view

 

Food Plant: Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut), Aesculus carnea (Red Horse Chestnut), Aesculus turbinata (Japanese Horse Chestnut), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Norway maple (Acer platanoides).

Mine: Multivolitine, with up to three generations a year. May - October

Notes: First discovered in Macedonia in 1985, it has rapidly spread across Europe and is gaining a rapid foothold in the UK, since its discovery in 2002. There can be many mines on a leaf and the miner can cause serious defoliation. The pupa is formed inside the leaf in a cocoon. The cremaster has a ridged triangular form. the top is the dorsal view and the lower photo is ventral.

Data: 19.vii.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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