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15.012 Caloptilia semifascia (Haworth, 1828)
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early mine


Food Plant: Acer campestre (Field Maple), A.pseudoplatanus (Sycamore), A.saccharinum (Silver Maple), Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

Egg: Underside, usually close to a vein.

Mine: June-July

Pupa: In a silken cocoon on either side of lea

Notes: Early mine a gallery leading to a squarish blotch (as shown on Acer platanoides). Later forms up to three successive tubes or cones by folding the tips of leaves downwards.

Data: 17.viii.2011, Cams Bay, Hants VC11,

Image:© John Langmaid

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