Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.040 Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
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an oval mine on Q.ilex

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak), Carpinus (Hornbeam), Fagus (Beech), Castanea (Sweet Chestnut). Ostrya carpinfolia (Hop-hornbeam)

Mine: March - April, July, October

Notes: The mine is oval on Q. ilex (Holm Oak), and similar to P. quercifoliella on deciduous oaks. It is between adjacent veins on beech and hornbeam. Mine shown is on Q.ilex.

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Data: 06.03.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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