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15.007 Caloptilia azaleella (Brants, 1913)
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initial mine and cone

Food Plant: Rhododendron spp.

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: May-June, August-September

Pupa: In a cocoon under a white membrane; underside of leaf.

Notes: Initially a gallery leading to a blotch (on left). Later rolls the tips of leaves down to form a cone (on right); usually two successive cones. Mine shown on a garden Azalea variant.

Bradley No: 285

Status: Local

Data: 19.ix.2006, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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