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321 Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
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the mine has a central crease


Food Plant: Quercus (Oak), Carpinus (Hornbeam), Fagus (Beech), Castanea (Sweet Chestnut).

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.

Data: 06.03.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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