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Zeugophora species
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black or brown blotches are formed on the leaf

Food Plant: Populus sp. (Poplar) and Salix sp. (Willow)

Egg: on the leaves

Mine: summer

Notes: It makes a characteristic, middle-brown, oviposition mark, like leather, mostly near the margin of the blotch. The emerging larvae bore into the leaf epidermis making irregular blotches, which turn brown/black as they age. The larvae need to be bred to determine their identity.

Data:, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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