Lep: Tortricidae
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49.165 Cleypha woodiana (Barrett, 1882)
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crescent shaped mines are made in the winter

 

Food Plant: Viscum album (Mistletoe)

Mine: September - May

Notes: The larva overwinters in a narrow crescent shaped mine on the the lower leaf surface (as shown) and then forms a large blotch mine next spring. A rare miner, being found in old apple orchardsand in hedgerows in the West of England and South Wales. This mine was found in Mistletoe growing on Willow.

Data: 18.xii.2007, Fivehead, South Somerset, VC5

Image:© James McGill

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