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15.065 Phyllonorycter esperella (Goeze, 1783)
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cremaster

 

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. The cremaster has two thicker curved outer spines, with two, less prominent inner ones. Formerly P.quinnata.

Data: 28.x.2007, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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