Lep:Incurvariidae
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8.001 Incurvaria pectinea Haworth, 1828
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many mines on a leaf

 

Food Plant: Betula (Birch), Carpinus (Hornbeam), Corylus (Hazel), Malus (Apple) and other deciduous trees.

Mine: May-June

Notes: A distinctive blotch mine is produced, then the larva falls to the ground inside a case made from the cut-out. The photo above shows the first record of this miner on Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus).

Data: 15.vii.2019, Tongwynlais, Glamorgan, VC41

Image:© George Tordoff

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