Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.087 Ectoedemia quinquella (Bedell, 1848)
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the mines can be seen in green islands

 

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 two several mines in the leaf above, in the green islands. 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: 02.xi.2007, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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