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4.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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forms a blotch mine with dispersed frass


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)

Data: 09.ix.2011, Broughton Down, Hants, VC11

Image:© John Langmaid

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