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Cerodontha phragmitidis Nowakowski, 1967
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puopa in mine

Food Plant: Phragmites australis (Reed)

Mine: Summer

Notes: Forms a large linear shallow blotch in the leaf blade and the larva usually pupates in the leaf (as shown). The puparium is a metallic black, with an elongated posterior section. Widespread in the UK and Europe.

Data: 29.ix.2016, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

Recording Grade: 4

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