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15.011 Caloptilia falconipennella (Hübner, [1813])
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the cocoon is formed under a curled leaf edge


Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder), Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Egg: Lower surface of leaf

Mine: July - August

Pupa: Under a turned over leaf edge (as shown).

Notes: Initially in short gallery becoming a brownish blotch near the leaf margin. Later in two or three Parornix-like folds at the edge of the leaf. Mine shown is on Alnus cordata.

Data: 29.viii.2005, Portsmouth, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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