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21.008 Leucoptera malifoliella (Costa, [1836])
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a central spiral of blackish frass

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple), Sorbus (Whitebeam/Rowan), occasionally other Rosaceae.

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: August-September

Pupa: In a silken cocoon, usually on detritus

Notes: A circular or oval brownish blotch with a central spiral of dense blackish frass. The larva is pale green with a dark head (as shown).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 260

Data: 2.viii.2006, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, VC 38

Image:© Ben Smart

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