Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.099 Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)
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the larva is at the top of the mine

 

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 (as shown at the top of the mine). Dark ventral plates are seen in second and third instar larvae

Data: 26.x.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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