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10.003 Coptotriche marginea (Haworth, 1828)
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the larva can be seen in the mine


Food Plant: Rubus, especially Rubus fruticosus (Bramble)

Egg: Upper surface of the leaf

Mine: July, September - March

Notes: A gallery leading to whitish blotch. The larvae from the autumn generation feed throughout the winter. Pupation occurs inside the mine. Mines in shaded places can be large. Formerly Emmetia marginea

Data:26.x.2003, Etherow Country Park, Cheshire, VC 58

Image:© Shane Farrell

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