Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.095 Ectoedemia atricollis (Stainton, 1857)
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black headed larva

 

Food Plant: Rosaceous trees especially Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple).

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October (the larvae vacate the mine in October/early November and are said to overwinter (Emmet, 1988))

Notes: A gallery usually along leaf-edge, frass brownish, leading to a blotch. Larva whitish, head and ventral spots dark (this distinguishes it from S.hybnerella, which has a pale head). Mine shown is on Prunus avium.

Data: 05.x.2014, den Tip~Lommel, (Limburg), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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