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Orchestes signifer (Creutzer, 1799)
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the initial mine is at the leaf edge usually


Food Plant: Quercus (Oak), Corylus (Hazel)

Mine: Univoltine: early summer.

Pupa: Outside the mine in the cut out case

Notes: A gallery along the edge of the leaf (as shown) leading to a circular blotch, from which a case is cut leaving a round hole. (Formerly called Rhynchaenus (Orchestes) avellanae).

Data: 23.v.2006, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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