Lep:Eriocraniidae
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2.003 Heringocrania unimaculella (Zetterstedt, 1839)
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dorsal view
ventral view

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: April - May

Notes: The mine starts at or near the leaf edge and widens to a blotch with frass in long threads. The final instar larva has a dark brown head. Note the large rear projections of the head capsule. The larva is shown in dorsal (top) and ventral (bottom) view. The larva is compared to Eriocrania semipurpurella.

Data: 09.v.2008, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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