Lep:Incurvariidae
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8.001 Incurvaria pectinea Haworth, 1828
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dorsal view
ventral view

 

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 the young larva (2mm) from its first case - dorsal view, top and ventral view, bottom photo. The pattern of the sclerotizations changes as the larva matures.

Data: 19.v.2007, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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