Strange growths on lambs ear

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  1. EllieOLeary

    EllieOLeary Apprentice Gardener

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    Got these strange pointy / furry growths all over the underside of my lambs ear plant. Garden is north facing, although these are in a fairly sunny spot, and it had been growing nicely for a couple of years. The growths make little holes in the leaves. Any ideas?Capture.PNG
     
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    wiseowl Friendly Owl ADMIN Staff Member

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    Good morning @EllieOLeary my friend welcome to Gardeners Corner,I haven't seen these before but I am sure that one of our GC friends will be a long shortly to provide some answers for you:smile:
     
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    Hi @EllieOLeary it is a leaf miner Coleophora lineolea. It is the larvae of a moth and is very common.. It is from a these Coleophoridae - Wikipedia
    This is the larvae time..
    Time of year - larvae: September to May

    Time of year - adults: Flight period is from late June to August..

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