home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books

mountain avens (Dryas octopetala)
< back
Egg underside, mine narrow filled with black frass following leaf margin towards petiole for about 10mm, then reversing direction;mine widening into a broad blotch with frass deposited in piles along centre. Larva yellow. Northern Scotland [7+9-10] Stigmella dryadella 56
Mine starts on underside of leaf and develops into blotch often absorbing earlier workings; the larva then leaves the mine and changes leaf, the edges of which are spun together to form a pod (northern Scotland) [6-8] Parornix alpicola 306 or P. alpicola ssp. Leucostola 307

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists