Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.001 Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)
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makes spiral mines

Food Plant: Rumex acetosella (Sheep's Sorrel), R.acetosa (Common Sorrel)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: May - June, August - October

Pupa: On detritus in a cocoon

Notes: The gallery starts in tight spirals, turning leaf red (as shown). Larva pale yellow.

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Bradley No: 118

Data: 10.ix.2009, Pin Dale, Derbyshire, VC57

Image:© Steve Hind

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