Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.087 Ectoedemia quinquella (Bedell, 1848)
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the immature larva (top) has ventral spots

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)     

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: October - November

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

Data: 28.x.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmuunds

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