Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.095 Ectoedemia atricollis (Stainton, 1857)
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the larva has a dark head

Food Plant: Rosaceous trees especially Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple).

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October (the larvae vacate the mine in October/early November and are said to overwinter (Emmet, 1988))

Notes: A gallery usually along leaf-edge, frass brownish, leading to a blotch. Larva whitish, head and ventral spots dark (this distinguishes it from S.hybnerella, which has a pale head).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 29

Data: 18.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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