Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.077 Fomoria weaveri (Stainton, 1855)
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mine ends in leaf interior

 

Food Plant: Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Cowberry)

Egg: Laid on the underside of the leaf

Mine: August - June

Notes: The initial mine is a long slender gallery which ends as a blotch in the centre of the leaf (as shown). Occurs commonly on mountains and moor lands - where its food plant grows. Formerly Ectoedemia weaveri.

Data: 03.iv.2021, Nipstone Rock, Shropshire, VC40

Image:© Mike Shurmer

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