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10.003 Coptotriche marginea (Haworth, 1828)
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the prothoracic plate is dark


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 (as illustrated) feed throughout the winter. The larvae are pale green in colour and have a large dark prothoracic plate, with a median sulcus. Pupation occurs inside the mine. Mines in shaded places can be large. Formerly Emmetia marginea

Data: 05.ii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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