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8.005 Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828)
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the larva mines young leaves


Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: July - August

Notes: The larva mines young leaves and the narrow initial mine ends in a blotch (as shown in the occupied mine above). The larva cuts out a section of the leaf and over winters in this on the ground.

Data: 16.vii.2005, Srathcarnaig, VC107

Image:© Duncan Williams

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