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15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella (Fabricius, 1781)
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cocoon at top of leaf


Food Plant: Populus (Poplar); Salix (Willow) spp.

Egg: Underside of leaf, next to a vein

Mine: July-September

Pupa:Beneath a silken membrane on underside of leaf. (shown at top of leaf)

Notes:Initially a lower epidermal gallery (Top, middle, of lower leaf) which leads to a blotch at the leaf-edge. Subsequently creates two or three cones by folding the edge or tip of a leaf downwards (one cone seen at top edge of top leaf). Mine shown is on Populus canescens (Grey Poplar

Data: 01.xi.2003, Hayling Island, Hampshire, VC11, John Langmaid and Ian Thirlwell

Image:©Ian Thirlwell

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