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8.002 Incurvaria masculella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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a few discs are cut out on a leaf


Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn) , Rosa (Rose) and sometimes other shrubs and trees.

Mine: May, June

Notes: A distinctive blotch mine is produced (in a similar process to Incurvaria pectinea), then the larva falls to the ground inside a case made from the cut-out.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 130

Data: 07.vi.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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