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35.111 Scrobipalpa murinella (Duponchel, [1843])
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leaves are mined and spun together

Food Plant: Antennaria dioica (Mountain Everlasting).

Mine: July-September

Notes: The larva feeds in the stems and also makes blotch mines (as shown) as it passes from leaf to leaf. The leaves are lightly spun together as it progresses(as shown). An extremely local species found in Rum, North Ebudes, Isle of Coll, Glen Tilt, East Perth VC89 and Aberdeenshire in Scotland. In Ireland it is found in Co.Clare and Galway.

National Status: pRDB2

Bradley No: 821

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: http://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/scrobipalpa-murinella

Data: 7.ix.2011,Glen Callater, South Aberdeenshire, VC 92

Image:© Bob Heckford

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