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4.068 Trifurcula immundella (Zeller, 1839)
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makes black mines

Food Plant: Cystisus scoparius (Broom)

Egg: on branch

Mine: September-May

Notes: A long black straight gallery which passes down the twig initially. The mine then changes direction and the spaces between the ridges stain black as the mine fills them. The early mine is shown. The branches may appear stained black as the mines develop. The larva is yellow.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 46

Data: 18.ix.2010, Maulden Wood, Beds., VC30 Andy Banthorpe, David Manning

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

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