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35.008 Aproaerema suecicella (Wolff, 1958)
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the leaves are spun together and may be mined

Food Plant: Genista pilosa (Hairy Greenweed)

Egg: undescribed; oviposition site unknown

Mine: found throughout the winter, with fully fed larvae in May-June

Notes: The larvae may mine the leaves and are found between spun leaves (as shown). It is thought to have a long larval period. Extremely rare and found in only one locality in Cornwall. First recorded in 1984. Formerly Syncopacma suecicella.

National Status: pRDB1

Bradley No: 848a

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/ant-75

Data: 24.vi.2010, Cornwall

Image:© Bob Heckford

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