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35.111 Scrobipalpa murinella (Duponchel, [1843])
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the mined leaves are 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.

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

Image:© Bob Heckford

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