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15.0862 Phyllonorycter pastorella (Zeller, 1846)
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makes large underside mines

 

Food Plant: Salix euxina (Crack Willow), S x sepulchralis (Weeping Willow), S x pendulina (Weeping Crack-Willow) , S. x fragilis (Hydrid Crack-Willow)

Mine: September

Notes: The mines are larger than any Brtish Phyllonorycters on long-leaved Willows. Discovered in central London in 2014 ( Freed (2014) Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. 127, 1-10). Mines shown are on Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma

Data: 26.x.2014, Buckingham Palace Gardens, London, Middx., VC21

Image:© Tim Freed

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