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15.057 Phyllonorycter dubitella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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a large lower surface mine

 

Food Plant: Salix caprea (Goat Willow)

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A large lower surface mine, which contorts the upper surface of the leaf. A very similar mine to P.hilarella and it needs to be bred out for a positive identification.

. The exuviae can be seen protruding from the mine.

Data: 04.vii.2004, Chorlton, Manchester, VC59,moth emerged 17.vii.2004

Image:© Ben Smart

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