Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.093 Ectoedemia agrimoniae (Frey, 1858)
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the intial gallery widens to form a blotch

Food Plant: Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: August - November

Notes: The initial gallery is twisted and can follow the leaf edge. It contains broken linear frass. it then widens to form a blotch or gallery, with scattered frass. It pupates in the mine and this can be seen in the photograph.

National Status: pRDB3

Bradley No: 26

Data: 24.x.2003, Portsdown Hill, Hampshire,VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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