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14.001 Bucculatrix cristatella (Zeller, 1839)
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white ribbed cocoon


Food Plant: Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

Egg: Upper side of leaf


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.

Data: 06.v.2019, Rodden Nature Reserve, North Somerset, VC6

Image:© Jenny Vickers

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