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35.137 Caryocolum tricolorella (Haworth, 1812)
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makes mines close to midrib

Food Plant: Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort). In Europe also recorded on Stellaria alsine = uliginosa (Bog Stitchwort) and Cerastium arvense (Field Mouse-ear).

Mine: December-April

Notes: Makes gallery-like mines initially, often alongside the midrib (as shown). Later it feeds between spun terminal buds and also on the shoots. A local and widespread species, found in open woodland and along hedgerows.

Bradley No: 834

National Status: Local

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/ant-43

Data: 14.i.2019, Catfield, Norfolk, VC27

Image:© Andreas Beaumont

Emmet, AM, Langmaid, JR, 2002, The Moths and Butterfies of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 4(2), Gelechiidae

Hering, M, 1957, Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Langmaid, JR, Palmer, SM & Young, MR, 2018, A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
Robbins,J, 1989, A Provisional Atlas of the Leaf Miners of Warwickshire

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