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21.003 Leucoptera lotella (Stainton, [1858])
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a circular blotch is formed


Food Plant: Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot Trefoil), Lotus uliginosus (Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: June-July; August-September

Pupa: Spun beneath the leaf

Notes: The frass is arranged in a spiral and a circular blotch is formed.

Data: 28.ix.2003, Hampshire, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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