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Horse chestnut leaf miner

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I noticed that a horse chestnut (conker tree) here was just beginning to be affected by its leaf miner, a little caterpillar that lives inside the leaf and eats it. I found a leaf where you could see the caterpillar inside its mine, and it even wiggled when I poked it. So I took it back home, cut the leaf open and photographed what I found. In total, one caterpillar and four pupae, which I’m keeping to see if the moths will emerge. The link below has the pictures.

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

Written by Thomas Kluyver

11 July, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Posted in Photos

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