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15.065 Phyllonorycter esperella (Goeze, 1783)
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the initial mines are silvery blotches

Food Plant: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: The mine is upper side, over veins (as shown). Silvery, with brown speckling, later contracting to cause leaf to fold upwards. Formerly P.quinnata.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 343

Data: 25.ix.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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