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15.051 Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870)
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the outer pair of spines are curved


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. On upper side can be over veins. The pupa is found inside a white cocoon. The cremaster has four spines - the outer of which are curved (as shown).

Data: 20.ii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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