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15.067 Monochroa conspersella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
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larva in mine

 

Food Plant: Lysimachiua vulgaris (Yellow Loosestrife)

Mine: September-May

Notes: The larva makes small mines, during September and October, at the edge or tips of the leaves (as shown, with larva), which have brownish centres and small galleries leading off. After hibernation, in May, they mine the stems of young shoots and spin the terminal leaves together. A rare moth of Fenland. Found in wetlands in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Data: 29.ix.2013, Meerhout, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

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