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4.090 Ectoedemia subbimaculella (Haworth, 1828)
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the larva is dark headed

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak), occasionally Castanea (Sweet Chestnut)

Egg: Upper surface of the leaf

Mine: October - November

Notes: A gallery leads to blotch with slit in lower epidermis. Larva white, head and pronotal plate blackish-brown (as shown). The early instars do not have ventral spots (unlike E.albifasciella)

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 38

Data: 13.x.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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