Lep: Lithocolletinae
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15.087 Phyllonorycter comparella (Duponchel, [1843])
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cremaster
lateral view of cremaster

 

Food Plant: Populus alba (White Poplar), Populus canescens (Grey Poplar)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September-October

Notes: An underside mine, with few creases and causing little leaf distortion. Some mottling of the upper leaf surface may be caused. The cremaster is smooth and rounded, with tiny spines (as shown).

Data: 22.ix.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12, ex mine 20.ix.2006, Nieuwendam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Willem Ellis

Images:© Rob Edmunds

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