Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.087 Ectoedemia quinquella (Bedell, 1848)
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the mine is compact, with a contorted gallery

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)       

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: October - November

Notes: A small, contorted gallery (as shown), in “green island” often many in one leaf.  Larva yellow, with green gut-line and dark brown head. Early instars have black ventral plates, which are not present in the final instar.

Data: 05.xi.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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