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4.100 Ectoedemia minimella (Zetterstedt, 1839)
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larva emerging from mine


Food Plant: Betula (Birch) (and Corylus (Hazel), in the West Country and Ireland) )

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: July - September

Notes: A contorted gallery, leading to blotch with dispersed frass. The larva is pale coloured, with brown ganglia and is shown emerging from the mine

Data: 23.ix.2008, Chorlton, Manchester VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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