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Zeugophora species
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the larva can be seen to the left of the mine


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 as they age. The larvae need to be bred to determine their identity.

Data:, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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