Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.017 Calybites phasianipennella (Hübner,[1813])
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initial mines and leaf rolls

 

Food Plant: Rumex (Dock), Polygonum (Bistort), Lysimachia (Loosestrife), Persicaria maculosa (Redshank)

Egg: Usually lower surface

Mine: July - September

Pupa: In the final leaf roll made by the larva

Notes: The inital mine leads to Phyllonorycter blotch on the undersuface of the leaf. The larva then rolls the edge of the leaf, making two or more rolls. The initial mines and leaf rolls are3 shown.

Data: 21.ix.2014,Bidston Hill, Cheshire, VC58

Image:© Steve Hind

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