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19.009 Digitivalva perlepidella (Stainton, 1849)
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the mine is along the midrib, which broadens into a blotch

Food Plant: Inula conyza (Ploughman's-spikenard)

Mine: April-May

Notes: Mines the lower leaves, making them hollow. The mine is along the midrib and broadens into a blotch (as shown). Pupates in the base of the leaf. Found locally on chalk downs in Southern England. The moth emerged on 19.v.2006.

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Bradley No: 471

Data: 07.v.2006, Charlton Kings Common, East Gloucestershire, VC33

Image:© Guy Meredith

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