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15.065 Phyllonorycter esperella (Goeze, 1783)
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the mine causes the leaf to curl up

 

Food Plant: Carpinus (Hornbeam)

Mine: July, September - October

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

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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