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15.017 Calybites phasianipennella (Hübner,[1813])
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initial mine


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 (as shown). The larva then rolls the edge of the leaf, making two or more rolls

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

Image:© Steve Hind

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