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896 Cosmopterix orichalcea (Stainton, 1861)
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Food Plant: Phragmites australis (Common Reed), Phalaris arundinacea (Reed Canary-grass), Anthoxanthum odoratum(Sweet Vernal-grass), Milium spp. (Millet), Hierochloe (Holy-grass)

Mine: August-May

Notes: Makes long narrow galleries. The frass is distributed through the mine and also some is ejected. The larvae may mine more than one leaf. Found mostly in Southern England. Prefer damp humid habitats eg woodland, fens etc



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