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14.001 Bucculatrix cristatella (Zeller, 1839)
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whiute moulting cocoonets are seen


Food Plant: Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: Sept-May;June-August

Notes: Initially mines the leaf then feeds externally on the upper surface of the leaf (as shown). The leaves then whiten and shrivel, which can be taken as indicators of the presence of the larvae. White moulting cocoonets, on the upper surface of leaves are sometimes seen (third leaf up on the right).

Data: 17.iv.2005, Thetford, Suffolk, VC26

Image:© Tony Prichard

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