Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mompha miscella

The larvae of Mompha miscella can currently be found mining the leaves of rock-roses Helianthemum spp. The mine starts as a gallery but is then expanded to a blotch and can fill the whole leaf. The larva can change leaves. As it matures, the larva develops a strong pink tinge which can be seen when the larva is viewed against strong light.

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