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49.235 Epinotia nemorivaga (Tengström, 1848)
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note the lower leaf divided by a mine into a green basal portion and a discoloured upper portion - normally red, black or brown

Food Plant: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)

Mine: September-May

Notes: As it mines the leaves it turns the upper part from red to black. In the spring it spins the leaves together (as shown) and then mines the leaves- creating bladder mines. A mainly northern species occurring on mountain moorland.

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Bradley No: 1141

Data:20.v.2005, The Deerpass, North Dalchork, VC107

Image:© Duncan Williams

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