Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.006 Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)
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cones formed at the leaf edge

Food Plant: Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore)

Egg: Underside of leaf, usually near midrib

Mine: June-July

Pupa: In a yellowish cocoon on underside of leaf

Notes: At first in a very small triangular whitish blotch in the angle between veins. Then forms three progressively larger cones at the tip of a leaf lobe; sometimes all in the same leaf

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 284

Data: 07.vii.2002, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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