Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.040 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). 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.

Data: 06.03.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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