Lepidoptera: Lithocolletinae

321 Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846) 

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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.

Pupa: the cremaster is shown

Image: Rob Edmunds