Lepidoptera: Lithocolletinae

347 Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885) 

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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.

Pupa: the cremaster is shown

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 18.x.04, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants, VC12