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35.115 Scrobipalpa nitentella (Fuchs, 1902)
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first instar larvae make u-shaped mines


Food Plant: Chenopodium spp. (Goosefoot), Sueda maritima (Annual sea-blite), Atriplex portulacoides (Sea purslane), Atriplex littoralis (Grass-leaved orache), Atriplex hastata (Hastate orache), Salicornia europaea (Common glasswort)

Mine: September - October

Pupa: Makes a cocoon of sand grains and detritus

Notes: The first instar larva tends to make a U-shaped mine, whereas later larvae make irregular mines. Final instar larvae spin the leaves together and feed in a silken tube amongst the seeds

Data: 26.ix.2004, Hayling Island, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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