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34.005 Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, [1810])
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the larva mines from the main veins


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.

Data: Suffolk

Image:© Tony Prichard

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