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Leaf Miner Moth

From late spring last year: a leaf miner moth, probably a female Incurvaria masculella (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae).  The males of this species have feathery antennae (see here).  Incurvaria oehlmanniella is similar-looking but its larvae mine bilberry and cloudberry leaves, neither of which have I seen in Reading University grounds, whereas  I. masculella larvae mine the leaves of hawthorn bushes, which are common.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-05-26.

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