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54.002 Forester Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758)
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eggs laid in clusters


Food Plant: Rumex acetosa (Sorrel), Rumex acetosella (Sheep's Sorrel)

Eggs: laid in batches

Mine: July-May

Notes: The eggs are laid in clusters on a leaf (as shown). Initially forms very small Coleophora-like fleck mines. Frass is in a central line. Several larvae may mine a leaf. It then leaves the mine and window feeds on the leaves. A local species in the UK found in damp meadows, downland, sandhills and in the rides and clearings of woodland. Mines shown on Rumex acetosa (Sorrel)

Data: 12.viii.2021, Groeswen, Glamorgan, VC41

Image:© George Tordoff

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