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15.043 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae (Frey, 1856)
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mines on Pear

 

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Pyrus spp. (Pear), Cydonia vulgaris (Quince)

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: The mine is often in the lobe of the leaf. There are many creases in lower epidermis, which is strongly contracted, causing lobe or leaf-edge to fold over (as shown in top view of leaf). The mines shown are on Pear. Moths bred through and started to emerge 20.iii.2014

Data: 26.x.2013, Plumley Moor, Cheshire, VC58

Image:© Steve Hind

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