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21.006 Leucoptera lathyrifoliella (Stainton, [1865])
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blotch mines with a browning where the egg is laid

Food Plant: Lathyrus sylvestris (Narrow leaved Everlasting Pea)

Egg: Upperside of leaf

Mine: May; July-August

Notes: A very local mainly coastal species, tending to be confined to cliffs and undercliffs. A blotch mine is formed with a small area of browning of the leaf around the egg (as shown).

National Status: pRDB2

Bradley No: 258

Data: 29.viii, 2008 Harlech, Merionethshire,VC 48, Helen Bantock & Andrew Graham

Image:© Helen Bantock

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