Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.047 Phyllonorycter hostis Triberti, 2007
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cremaster

 

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.hostis and P.blancardella on the basis of mine characteristics - both form arched tubes on the leaf of M.sylvestris. P.hostis 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. The cremaster has four curved spines, with the outer pair being thicker. This species was previously identified as P.cydoniella in the UK.

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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