Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.060 Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton, 1851)
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dorsal view of larva
ventral view
head
ventral view
feet

 

Food Plant: Ulex europaeus (Gorse)

Mine: September - May

Pupa: within the mine

Notes: A rarely found mine.
Top photo:The larva feeds in the epidermis and is a pale lemon yellow colour, with the head being a pale brown, with darker edges. It can be seen projecting into the thoracic region of the larva (upper photo shows the living larva). The larva shown is 3mm long.
Second photo: The larva (in ventral view) is preserved and it can be seen that there are few distinguishing larval features.
Third photo: A very pale prothoracic plate is seen in this dorsal view and the head capsule has darker outer edges
Fourth photo:
The thoracic legs are ringed black.
Bottom photo: Legs in close up

Data: 28.iii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds (top photo), Willem Ellis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (bottom four photos)

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