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15.033 Parornix torquillella (Zeller,1850)
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the leaf edge is folded over

Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Prunus domestica (Wild Plum)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July to September

Pupa: In cocoon under the folded edge of leaf

Notes: The initial mine is a blotch type. It then leaves this and makes folds on the leaf edge (as shown). The mine looks similar to Parornix finitimella and the larvae should be examined for identification of the mine. P.torquilella has legs concolorous with the body, whereas P.finitimella has black ringed legs. Mine shown on P.domestica. Formerly Deltaornix torquillella

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 309

Data: 5.vii.2004, Crookham Village, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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