Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.069 Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)
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the leaf arches over

 

Food Plant: Betula spp. (Birch)

Mine: July, September - November

Notes: A small mine (about 1cm long), which strongly arches the leaf. The mine of Parornix betulae can appear similar, but the underside becomes brown whereas the mine of P.anderidae stays green. Found usually on seedling birch plants. A very local species.

Data: 18.x.2004, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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