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15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella (Fabricius, 1781)
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makes a cone on the leaf edge


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

Notes: Initially a lower epidermal gallery 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. Cone is shown on Populus alba

Data: 03.ix.2013, Collingwood's Monument, Tynemouth, Northumberland VC67

Image:© Tom Tams

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