Col:Curculionidae
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Anoplus plantaris (Naezen 1794)
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a long twisting gallery with the leaf edge browning

Food Plant: Betula spp, (Birch)

Egg: Laid by the midrib

Mine: late spring

Notes: The full depth gallery starts by the midrib and distorts the leaf as it forms. The leaf edge becomes brown (as shown). Widespread in the UK.

Data: 09.vi.2013, Girley Bog, Co. Meath,H22, Ireland.

Image:© Eamonn O'Donnell

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