Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.016 Euspilapteryx auroguttella (Stephens, 1835)
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larva

 

Food Plant: Hypericum spp. (St John's Wort)

Egg: Underside of a leaf.

Mine: June; September-October

Pupa: In a folded leaf edge or on leaf-litter.

Notes: The initial mine is in the form of a very twisted gallery. It later contorts the leaf and finally the leaf forms into a contorted cone (the larva is shown in this). Formerly Eucalybites auroguttella

Data: 15.x.2019, Rodden Nature Reserve, North Somerset, VC6

Image:© Jenny Vickers

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