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15.006 Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)
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early mine


Food Plant: Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore)

Egg: Underside of leaf, usually near midrib

Mine: June-July; August-September

Pupa: In a yellowish cocoon on underside of leaf

Notes: At first in a very small triangular whitish blotch in the angle between veins. Then forms three progressively larger cones at the tip of a leaf lobe; sometimes all in the same leaf. The early mine is shown.

Data: 29.v.2008, Castle Ashby, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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