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19.009 Digitivalva perlepidella (Stainton, 1849)
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larva in mine


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. The larva is seen above - it retreats into the midrib as soon as it is disturbed. Pupates in the base of the leaf. Found locally on chalk downs in Southern England.

Data: 18.iv.2009, Haresfiled Hill, East Gloucestershire, VC33

Image:© Guy Meredith

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