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Photo#1163034
St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laurifolia SA198 2015 1 - Brachys

St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laurifolia SA198 2015 1 - Brachys
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA
November 4, 2015

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St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laurifolia SA198 2015 1 - Brachys St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laurifolia SA198 2015 2 - Brachys

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Leaf Mines.

The diagnostic eggshell is at the edge of the mine closest to the base of the leaf. These larvae overwinter in their mines, then pupate in the spring, so you can keep looking for more as long as there are leaves around.

I suspect this is a Brachys
rather than a Cameraria, but I can't tell for sure from these photos.

 
I could send you this one, an
I could send you this one, and others if you like--let me know.

 
Sure--
Why don't you send this, along with the Symplocos leaves, and anything else that I wasn't able to give a satisfying answer to.

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