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4.001 Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)
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the initial mine is a spiral in form


Food Plant: Rumex acetosella (Sheep's Sorrel), R.acetosa (Common Sorrel)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: May - June, August - October

Pupa: On detritus in a cocoon

Notes: The gallery starts in tight spirals, turning leaf red. Larva pale yellow.

Data: 11.x.2005, Portland, Dorset, VC9, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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