Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.014 Gracillaria syringella (Fabricius, 1794)
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cones are formed

 

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 9as shown). The mines shown are on Ash

Data: 18.ix.2008, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image: © Rob Edmunds

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