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8.001 Incurvaria pectinea Haworth, 1828
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head - ventral view
eye patch
rear segments - dorsal view
rear segments - 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 detail. From the top photo they show - the head in ventral view, the eye patch, well developed prolegs, the dorsal view of the rear and ventral view of the rear of the larva..

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

Image:© Willem Ellis

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