Lep:Nepticulidae
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Ectoedemia species
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blotch mines at the leaf edge

Food Plant: Quercus robur and Q.petraea the UK

Mine: August - early September in the UK

Notes: This is at present an undescribed species. Discovered in 2004 in Devon by Bob Heckford. The mines are invariably near the edge of the leaf and are rather like E. albifasciella (which is rarely nearly the edge) - but the early mine is more contorted and the mature mine is a good deal bigger. The larva is green and there are two frass lines.

Data: ix.2004, Devon, John Langmaid

Image:© © Ian Thirlwell

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