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739 Monochroa conspersella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
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Food Plant: Lysimachia vulgaris (Yellow Loosestrife):

Mine: September - May

Notes: The larva makes small mines, underside, at the edge or tips of the leaves, which have brownish centres and small galleries leading off. After overwintering the larva bore into the shoots and then mine the stems, at first downwards and then upwards in a broader gallery. A local species, which can be abundant, found in damp areas and fens in Kent and the East of England as far as Lincolnshire.



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