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327 Phyllonorycter cydoniella (Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775)
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may bend the leaf

Food Plant: Cydonia oblonga (Quince), Malus sylvestris (Crab apple), Sorbus torminalis (Wild Service-tree),

Mine: June - July, September - October

Notes: Difficult to distinguish between P.cydoniella and P.blancardella on the basis of mine characteristics - both form arched tubes on the leaf of M.sylvestris. P.cydoniella tends to make the larger mine on M.sylvestris and the pupa is in a cocoon, with frass to one side. The undersurface of the mine is creased, with other creases alongside (as shown)

Data: 29.xi.2004, Fleet, Hants.VC12. Moths emerged indoors 21.iii.2005, gen det Jon Clifton.

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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