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16.019 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (Scharfenberg,1805)
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short mines are made in the leaf


Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Mine: September - June

Pupa: on a twig in a cocoon

Notes: The short full depth corridor mine is made in the leaf in September and the larva then hibernates on the axil of the leaf, making a web and feeding the next spring.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 440

Data: 22.x.2003, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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