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35.036 Chrysoesthia sexguttella (Thunberg, 1794)
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a large whitish blotch is formed

Food Plant: Chenopodium (Goosefoot), Atriplex (Orache).

Mine: July, August - September

Pupa: On the ground in detritus

Notes: A large, whitish blotch sometimes occupying most or all of the leaf. The frass is mostly ejected from the mine. The larva has a pale head and blackish brown prothoracic plate (as shown).

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 747

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/ant-4

Data: 13.viii.2006, Chorlton, Manchester VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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