Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.087 Ectoedemia quinquella (Bedell, 1848)
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the final instar larva shed the dark ventral plates

 

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. Larva yellow, with green gut-line and dark brown head. Early instars have black ventral plates, which are not present in the final instar. The ventral ganglia can be seen in the final instar larva above.

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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