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21.004 Leucoptera laburnella (Stainton, 1851)
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the frass is spirally arranged

Food Plant: Laburnum, Genista tinctoria (Dyer's Greenweed), occasionally Lupinus (Lupin)

Egg: Underside of leaf.

Mine: June, July; September.

Pupa: In a silken cocoon on food plant or nearby vegetation.

Notes: An irregular gallery filled with greenish frass, leading to a circular or oval blotch with blackish frass arranged in a spiral fashion.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 254

Data: 08.vi.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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