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15.027 Parornix carpinella (Frey, 1863)
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the leaf edge is folded


Food Plant: Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June-July, September-October

Pupa: Under the folded leaf edge, in a cocoon

Notes: The initial mine expands to form a full depth blotch. It resembles Phyllonorycter tenerella - but has a mottled lower surface. It then forms two folds (as shown).

Data: 02.x.2010, Chicksands Wood, Bedfordshire, VC30, Melissa Banthorpe

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

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