Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.041 Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870)
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the mine surface becomes motted

 

Food Plant: Platanus x hispanica (London Plane), P.orientalis (Oriental Plane)

Mine: July - November

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

Data: 2002, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Ian Kimber

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