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34.005 Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, [1810])
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Food Plant: Humulus lupulus (hop)

Mine: July - September

Pupa: In the detritus on the ground. The larva hibernates in its cocoon before it pupates. The top photo shows the cocoon - the larva formed this in tissue in captivity. The bottom photo shows the pupating larva in the cocoon.

Notes: The larva makes a gallery by a vein or along the midrib and feeding branches can be seen emanating from this.

Data: 16.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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