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35.156 Recurvaria nanella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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the mines made by the young larvae

Food Plant: Malus spp. (Apple), Pyrus spp. (Pear), Prunus spp.espcially Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Mine: August - May

Notes: The young larva mines the leaves of its foodplant (the mine above is on Pyrus sp.), then hibernates form November to March. It will then mines leaves or flowerbuds, then blossom or leaves.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 757

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/ant-22

Data: 27.x.2005, Portsmouth,VC11, John Langmaid, Ian Thirlwell

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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