Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.012 Bucculatrix bechsteinella (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805)
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vacxated mine

 

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple), Pyrus (Pear), Sorbus (Whitebeam/Rowan).

Egg: Upper surface of leaf

Mine: July -August

Notes: A short contorted gallery, near midrib or side-vein (as shown). Mine shown on pear. The mines may be confused with those of Paraswammwerdammia nebulella but those of B bechsteinella usually occur in a vein axil and have an angular clear exit gallery. those of P.nebulella have a more sinuous exit gallery and do not necessarily occur in an axil. They also tend to be more numerous in a leaf and do not show window feeding, as in B.bechsteinella.

Data: 17.ix.2021, Easton, Hunts, VC31

Image:© Barry Dickerson

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