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321a Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870)
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the mine becomes mottles


Food Plant: Platanus x hispanica (London Plane)

Mine: July - November

Notes: They are large mines, often several in one leaf. Generally underside between veins.The upper sirface of the mine becomes mottled (as shown). On upper side can be over veins. The pupa is found inside a white cocoon.

Data: 22.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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