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14.002 Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839)
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moulting cocoonet


Food Plant: Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy)

Egg: Upperside of leaf

Mine: September-April; July

Notes: A long thin mine is formed by the larva. The early mine is shown here. The larva can swap mines or leaves. A moulting cocoonet (as shown) is formed under a leaf (but in this case is upper surface) and the cocoon is formed on the stem or another plant.

Data: 14.iii.2016, Hessle, South-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

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