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15.021 Leucospilapteryx omissella (Stainton, 1848)
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an inflated mine is formed

Food Plant: Artemesia vulgaris (Mugwort)

Egg: Lower surface of leaf

Mine: July, August - September

Pupa: In a cocoon, spun in detritus

Notes: Initially the mine is a long gallery underneath the leaf. As the larva feeds and spins internally the mine becomes inflated. The upper epidermis becomes mottled in appearance, turning yellow and later, purple

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 314

Data: 24.vi.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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