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35.137 Caryocolum tricolorella (Haworth, 1812)
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makes mines close to midrib

Food Plant: Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort). In Europe also recorded on Stellaria alsine = uliginosa (Bog Stitchwort) and Cerastium arvense (Field Mouse-ear).

Mine: December-April

Notes: Makes gallery-like mines initially, often alongside the midrib (as shown). Later it feeds between spun terminal buds and also on the shoots. A local and widespread species, found in open woodland and along hedgerows.

Bradley No: 834

National Status: Local

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: http://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/caryocolum-tricolorella

Data: 14.i.2019, Catfield, Norfolk, VC27

Image:© Andreas Beaumont

References:
Emmet, AM, Langmaid, JR, 2002, The Moths and Butterfies of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 4(2), Gelechiidae

Hering, M, 1957, Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Langmaid, JR, Palmer, SM & Young, MR, 2018, A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
Robbins,J, 1989, A Provisional Atlas of the Leaf Miners of Warwickshire

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