Plants & Fungi - Joris van Alphen Photography
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Leaf mine

Leaf mine

A backlit blackberry leaf reveals colorful traces left by a small leaf-mining Stigmella caterpillar. The size of the mine shows how the caterpillar grew larger and larger as it ate itself a way through the leaf. The black dots are its excrements. Thiérache, France.

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