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15.089 Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic, 1986
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the frass can be seen in the mine


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.

Data: 15.x.2003, Greenford, Middlesex, VC21, Rachel Terry (identified by Colin Plant).

Image:© Colin Plant

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