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Coptotriche marginea (Haworth, 1828)

A common species throughout Belgium, numbers vary considerably between years.

The larva makes large, pyriform, white mines on the upper surface of a leaf of Rubus, especially Rubus fruticosus. The pupa hibernates inside the mine.

The adults fly in two generations a year: May-June and August.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Willebroek, 22 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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