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Leaf bag moths

See below leafminer,

The small about 3 millimeters long silvery white moths (also leaf bag moths) are a family of butterflies, The family includes about 1,000 species worldwide, of which about 230 are also distributed in Europe. Many of them specialize in a single host plant and cause a characteristic of each type of damage. In case of heavy infestation it can come to growth depressions. The little butterflies fly especially at dusk. They have a well-trained proboscis and long antennas. In the resting position, the front body is usually raised. The narrow wings often have long fringes.

The tracked have in the first instar larvae forward facing mandibles (mouthparts) that allow piercing and...

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