Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.014 Gracillaria syringella (Fabricius, 1794)
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Food Plant: Ligustrum (Privet), Fraxinus (Ash) Jasminum (Jasmine) or Syringa (Lilac)

Egg: Next to midrib, often in a row of up to 8 together.

Mine: June, August-September.

Pupa: In a cocoon, underside of leaf or on leaf-litter.

Notes: Larvae usually gregarious. Early mine an epidermal gallery leading to a contorted blotch with black frass. Subsequently two successive cones formed by folding the tip of a leaf downwards. The pupa is initially a pale brown colour, with red spiracles (as shown).

Data: 01.vii.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© © Rob Edmunds

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