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4.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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the frass is dispersed

Food Plant: Fragaria (Strawberry), Potentilla sterilis (Barren Strawberry).

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October

Notes: A contorted gallery with brown coiled frass which later becomes a blotch with dispersed frass. Larva yellowish-white with green gut-line. Mine illustrated on Wild Strawberry (F.vesca)

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Bradley No: 30

Data: 7.x.2004, Hen Wood, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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