Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.026 Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854)
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cocoon

 

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple), Pyrus (Pear), Cotoneaster frigidus.

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: September - October

Notes: The reddish frass is linear, later in arcs, finally dispersed. The larva is green. The cocoon (as shown) is brown.

Data: 12.x.2010, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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