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27 Ectoedemia spinosella (Joannis,1908)
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two mines are shown

 

Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July-October

Notes: Makes an irregular blotch mine. The initiasl frass-filled gallery is very contorted. It then makes an irregular gallery with clear margins and linear frass. Finally there is a small clear blotch, with the frass in a heap at the mouth of the gallery. The larva feeds with its ventral surface uppermost. Tends to be found in Southern coastal regions. Two mines are shown above.

Data: 14.viii.2009, Darland Banks, Kent, VC15

Image:© Tony Davis

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