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19.010 Inuliphila pulicariae (Klimesch, 1956)
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larva in mine


Food Plant: Pulicaria dysenterica (Common Fleabane), Eupatorium cannabinum (Hemp Agrimony)

Mine: May - July

Notes: Makes a whitish blotch in the leaf. The larva is seen in the mine. It makes a small hole and ejects frass through this (top right corner of mine). Pupates in detritus on the ground or in a cocoon under a leaf

Data: 31.v.2009, Cheltenham, East Gloucestershire, VC 33

Image:© Robert Homan

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