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6.005 Heliozela hammoniella Sorhagen, 1885
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mine in petiole leads to a cut out


Food Plant: Betula spp. (Birch)

Egg: under the bark of young twigs

Mine: July - August

Notes: The mine in the petiole and midrib leads to an oval blotch, then a cut-out in leaf-blade (as shown). The mine in the petiole has been exposed, as the petiole ruptured.

Data: 09.ix.2016 , Siccaridge Wood, Gloucestershire, VC33

Image:© Guy Meredith

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