Lep:Heliozelidae
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6.004 Heliozela resplendella (Stainton, 1851)
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the larva is making the cut out

 

Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder), A.incana (Grey Alder)

Mine: June-September

Notes: The mine formed in the leaf-veins and midrib leads to an oval blotch, then a cut-out in leaf-blade.  The larva is in the process of making this cut out (above).

Data: 04.vii.2005, Hookheath Meadows NR, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid & Richard Dickson

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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