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21.002 Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796)
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the cocoon is suspended beneath the leaf


Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Chaenomeles japonica (Quince) , Betula (Birch) spp., Cotoneaster spp.

Egg: under the leaf cuticle

Mine: July-August

Notes: Forms blotch mines from an initial gallery. Rediscovered in the UK after over 100 years. The latest sighting of the moth was in Somerset in 2007 The cocoon is suspended beneath the leaf (as shown)

Data: viii.2003, Ijzevoorde, Gelderland, The Netherlands, Jaap Zwier, Willem Ellis

Image:© Willem Ellis

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