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Cerodontha luzulae (Groschke, 1957)
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Food Plant: Luzula sylvatica (Great Wood-rush)

Mine: August-November

Notes: Makes long upper surface galleries, which may double back on each other. The mines may extend to 20cms of leaf and show up as yellowish against the green leaf. They may also stain purple. The larvae pupate in the mine between late November and January. Bland discovered this miner in the UK (Bland (1993);Entomologist's Gazette 44: 271-273) and found it to be widespread in Southern Scotland - recording it from 11 vice counties.

 

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