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8.001 Incurvaria pectinea Haworth, 1828
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the larvae make cut outs in the leaf

Food Plant: Betula (Birch), Carpinus (Hornbeam), Corylus (Hazel), Malus (Apple) and other deciduous trees.

Mine: May-June

Notes: A distinctive blotch mine is produced, then the larva falls to the ground inside a case made from the cut-out. The photo above shows case being made, with some already having formed cut outs.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 129

Data: 20.v.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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