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8.005 Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828)
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larva in mine


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 is at the right end of the blotch). The larva cuts out a section of the leaf and over winters in this on the ground. Mine shown is on Betula pendula

Data: 28.vi.2012, Meerhout, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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