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15.0931 Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, 1856
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Food Plant: Citrus spp.

Mine: throughout the yearNotes: A tropical species which is now added to the British list after moths were bred from tenanted mines on Lemon trees from a Garden centre in Burford. Most specimens are intercepted at points of entry (see: Newsletter) and this is a pest of commercial citrus orchards. Makes distinctive track mines with a strong central frass line on fruits or leaves. The larva is shown in detail in the mine in a 'Citrus Lemon' of unknown origin.

Data: 05.vi.2020, Garden Centre near Newton Abbot, Devon, VC3

Image:© Bob Heckford

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