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Anoplus plantaris (Naezen 1794)
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the leaf distorts


Food Plant: Betula spp, (Birch)

Egg: Laid by the midrib

Mine: late spring

Notes: The full depth gallery starts by the midrib and distorts the leaf as it forms (as shown). The leaf edge becomes brown. Widespread in the UK. Mine shown is on Betula pendula.

Data: 31.v.2014, Meerhout, (Antwerpen), Belgium

Image:© Carina Van Steenwinkel

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