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2.005 Eriocrania salopiella (Stainton, 1854)
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the mine starts in the centre of the leaf

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)          

Mine: May - June

Notes: The early gallery starts in the centre of the leaf (as shown). It is a linear track which widens to a large blotch at the leaf edge, with frass in long threads. The mine is still developing and a later stage of this mine may be seen here.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 10

Data: 14.v.2009, ex mine 09.v.2009, Dinton Pastures, Berkshire, VC22

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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