Lilac Leaf Miner

Lilac Leaf Miner

Observation - Lilac Leaf Miner - UK and Ireland. Description: It's important with leaf miners to name the host plant and give a glimpse, whenever possible of the

It's important with leaf miners to name the host plant and give a glimpse, whenever possible of the 'culprit'.
Also to provide links to the appropriate websites
The mines may have meandering and narrow tunnels but blotches usually have folds and are easy to open. The larvae are lively with up to four in a single pouch.
Larvae are distinctively shaped, pale with a green or, in this case, brown saddle-marks, spots on the lower face and a dark patch at the bum.
In a perfect world we should try to rear through to the adult, a rather drab and tiny moth - see Other Observations
See also http://www.ukflymines.co.uk/Moths/Gracillaria_syringella.php
and
http://bladmineerders.nl/parasites/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/lepidoptera/gracillariidae/gracillariinae/gracillaria/gracillaria-syringella/