Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.099 Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)
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there may be several mines in a leaf

 

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). There may be several mines in a leaf. The larva is pale yellowish white, with a pale brown head. Dark ventral plates are seen in second and third instar larvae. The mines shown are in Downy Birch (Betula pubescens).

Data: 05.x.2005, Cheltenham,Gloucestershire, VC33

Image:© Robert Homan

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