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49.235 Epinotia nemorivaga (Tengström, 1848)
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the vacated mine has divided the leaf into two


Food Plant: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)

Mine: September-May

Notes: As it mines the leaves it turns the upper part from red to black. The photo shows a vacated mine which has divided the leaf into two. In the spring it spins the leaves together and then mines the leaves- creating bladder mines. A mainly northern species occurring on mountain moorland.

Data:25.x.2005 , Loch na Capulich, VC107

Image:© Duncan Williams

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