Lepidoptera: Tischeridae

125 Emmetia marginea (Haworth, 1828) 

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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 and the pupa (illustrated) is a brown/green colour

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 19.ii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12