Lep: Epermeniidae
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47.004 Epermenia aequidentellus (Hofmann, 1867)
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small blotch mines are made


Food Plant: Daucus carota (Wild Carrot), Pimpinella saxifraga (Burnet-saxifrage)

Egg: on leaves

Mine: May-June; August-September

Notes: Initially forms a small blotch mine (as shown)and may later feed in a slight web. In coastal areas may continue mining throughout the larval stage

Data: 14.x.2009, Lower Town, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, VC1

Image:© Ian Barton

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