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29.009 Digitivalva perlepidella (Stainton, 1849)
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pupa in leaf base


Food Plant: Inula conyza (Ploughman's-spikenard)

Mine: April-May

Notes: Mines the lower leaves, making them hollow. The mine is along the midrib and broadens into a blotch. Pupates in the base of the leaf (as shown). Found locally on chalk downs in Southern England. The moth emerged on 19.v.2006.

Data: 07.v.2006, Charlton Kings Common, East Gloucestershire, VC33

Image:© Guy Meredith

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