Lep:Bucculatricidae
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14.002 Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839)
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larva forming cocoon

 

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 larva can swap mines or leaves. A moulting cocoonet is formed under a leaf and the cocoon is formed on the stem or another plant. (A moulting cocoonet is shown being formed).

Data: 11.ii.2019, Rodden Nature Reserve, North Somerset, VC6

Image:© Jenny Vickers

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