Lep:Cosmopterigidae
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34.005 Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, [1810])
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the larva is in the mine
the arrow shows the head of the larva

 

Food Plant: Humulus lupulus (hop)

Mine: July - September

Pupa: In the detritus on the ground. The larva hibernates in its cocoon before it pupates.

Notes: The larva makes a gallery by a vein or along the midrib and feeding branches can be seen emanating from this. The larva can be seen in the mine ( the arrow indicates its head).

Data: 01.vii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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