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38.001 Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)
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Food Plant: Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle)

Mine: June-August

Pupa: On the bark in a cocoon

Notes: Forms a large transparent blotch mine - with a central spot, where the frass collects. This spot is usually red-brown. Found in partly open woodland. The larva has a dark head and prothoracic plate, with a median sulcus. The legs are ringed (as shown).

Data: 24.vi.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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