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488 Goniodoma limoniella (Stainton, 1884)
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the larva feeds on the seeds, attaching its case at right angles


Food Plant: Food Plant: Limonium vulgare (Common sea-lavender)

Mine: September - May

Notes: The larva eats the seeds inside a flower and then uses this as a case. The case is attached at right angles to another flower (as illustrated), whilst the seeds are eaten. The feeding holes can be seen in the photo, where the case is attached at right angles to another flower. The larva over winters in the stem of the plant.

Data: 26.ix.2004, Hayling Island, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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