home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books
15.015 Aspilapteryx tringipennella (Zeller, 1839)
< back
leaf folds over the blotch mine


Food Plant: Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)

Egg: Lower surface of leaf

Mine: May -July, October-April

Pupa: In a cocoon inside one end of the mine

Notes: Early mine a silvery gallery in lower epidermis. Subsequently a blotch on the upper epidermis. Internal spinning causes the leaf to pucker and often fold over the blotch, concealing it (as shown).

Data: 25.viii.2018, Rodden Nature Reserve, North Somerset, VC6

Image:© Jenny Vickers

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists