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10.005 Coptrotriche gaunacella (Duponchel, 1843)
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Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), P.cerasus (Wild Cherry) Recorded Elsewhere: P. domestica (Wild Plum), P. domestica subsp. insititia (Bullace), P.persica (Peach)

Egg: Laid near the midrib

Mine: September-October

Notes: Forms a blotch mine on the leaf upperside, which causes the leaf to bend over. Specimens were taken in Essex but not seen in the UK since 1902. Mine shown on Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn).

National Status: Extinct

Bradley No: 126

Data: 30.x.2021, Pecoral, Couze-et-Saint-Front, France

Image:© David Shenton

References:
Heath J (1983) - The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland (1)
Hering EM (1957) - Bestimmungtabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Langmaid JR, Palmer SM & Young MR (2018) - A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

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