Lep:Cosmopterigidae
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34.005 Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, [1810])
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the larva lives in the vein and mines into the leaf

Food Plant: Humulus lupulus (hop)

Mine: July - September

Pupa: In the detritus on the ground. The larva hibernates in its cocoon before it pupates.

Notes: The larva makes a gallery by a vein or along the midrib and feeding branches can be seen emanating from this.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 894

Data: 21.ix.2003, Dogmersfield, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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