Wednesday 19 April 2017

Aspilapteryx tringipennella

Anyone out and about at this time of year keep an eye out for folded leaves on Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata). The larvae first mine the leaves which becomes a large blotch which then contracts and pulls the leaf together as in the photos below. Sorry for the poor quality photos.(Ynyslas yesterday).
Folded Leaf

Larva - grey with black head
Aspilapteryx tringipennella - Adult;June'16

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