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 case being made, with some already having formed cut outs. Preserved larvae are seen in dorsal (top) and ventral (bottom) view.

Data: 07.vii.2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ex mine 13.v.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Willem Ellis

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