Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.065Trifurcula eurema (Tutt, 1899)
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gallery doubles back

Food Plant: Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot Trefoil)

Egg: either side of leaf

Mine: June-July; September-October

Notes: Initially forms a slender gallery at the leaf edge and then doubles back, along the original workings, towards the petiole. It then forms a blotch, which occupies the whole leaf. the frass is deposited in the base of the leaf. The mine is similar to that formed by T.cryptella. In the UK has a preference for Downland. In Europe it is found in a wide variety of habitats.

National Status: pRDB2

Bradley No: 49

Data: 12.ix.2021, Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, VC23

Image:© Will Langdon

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