Lep:Yponomeutinae
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16.015 Swammerdamia caesiella (Hübner,1796)
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young larva

 

Food Plant: Betula pendula (Birch)

Egg: Laid on a leaf

Mine: June-July, September-October

Notes: The larva then feeds mostly on the upper surface of the leaf, under a slight web. The young larva is green (as shown) but it changes colour as it matures. The final instar larva is darker green dorsally with yellow-green blocks on its side and subdorsally.

Data: 29.ix.2012, Zutendaal de Lieteberg, Belgium

Image:© Chris Snyers

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