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4.099 Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)
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the centre of the mine will darken later as it ages

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)           

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October

Notes: A dark blotch mine initially, later with pale edges. The larva is pale yellowish white, with a pale brown head. Dark ventral plates are seen in second and third instar larvae

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 34

Data: 24.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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