Lep:Incurvariidae
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8.005 Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828)
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cut out detaching

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: July - August

Notes: The larva mines young leaves and the narrow initial mine ends in a blotch. The larva cuts out a section of the leaf (as shown, hanging from the leaf) and over winters in this on the ground. Mine shown is on Betula pebdula

Data: 22.vii.2014, Dessel, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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