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Monday, 12 January 2015

Firethorn Leaf-miner

Following Robert's suggestion today we looked for - and immediately found, Firethorn Leaf-miner  Phyllonorycter leucographella on some Pyracantha shrubs growing on Holme Marsh. The moth's caterpillar is rather oddly-shaped, with a black, flattened and pointed head.

Firethorn Leaf-miner Phyllonorycter leucographella, Holme Marsh, 12th January 2014

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