Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.099 Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)
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a blotch mine with a black central spot is formed

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)         

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October

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

Data: Lancashire

Image:© Ian Kimber

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