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4.011 Stigmella prunetorum (Stainton, 1855)
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coiled gallery

Food Plant: Prunus spimosa (Blackthorn)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September - early October

Notes: A contorted gallery filled with green frass. The  larva is green. This is the first record for VC60.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 109

Data: 30.ix.2018, Gait Barrows, West Lancs., VC60

Image:© Ben Smart

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