Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.069 Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)
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cremaster - dorsal view
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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. The pupal cremaster is shown and has four tiny spines - the outer two being thicker and curved.

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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