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21.006 Leucoptera lathyrifoliella (Stainton, [1865])
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blotch mines are formed, with browning around the egg area


Food Plant: Lathyrus sylvestris (Narrow leaved Everlasting Pea)

Egg: Upperside of leaf

Mine: May; July-August

Notes: A very local mainly coastal species, tending to be confined to cliffs and undercliffs. A blotch mine is formed with a small area of browning of the leaf around the egg (as shown).

Data: 04.viii.2008, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, VC10

Image:© Richard Beaumont

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