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38.001 Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)
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makes inflated mines


Food Plant: Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle)

Mine: June-August

Pupa: On the bark in a cocoon

Notes: Forms a large transparent blotch mine (which are inflated, as shown) - with a central spot, where the frass collects. This spot is usually red-brown. Found in partly open woodland.

Data: 26.vi.2011, Bryn-yr-Hydd, Radnorshire, VC43

Image:© John Langmaid

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