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38.001 Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)
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mine showing double occupancy


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 mines may have double occupancy (as shown). This occurs occasionally and is not the result of mines merging during development.

Data: 13.vi.2009, Frensham Common, Surrey, VC17

Image:© John Langmaid

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