European Lep:Gracillariinae
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Parectopa robiniella (Clemens, 1859)
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makes irregular multiforked mines


Food Plant: Robinia

Egg: underside of leaf

Mine: June - Oct (two overlapping generations)

Notes: Makes distinctive forked mines on the upper leaf surface (as shown). The mine always includes the midrib. An accidental import form N.America. First found near Milan in 1970. It has quickly spread through Europe from France to the Ukraine

Data: 07.vii.2007, Satovca, Bulgaria

Image:© Mike Wall

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