Lep: Lithocolletinae
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15.088 Phyllonorycter sagitella (Bjerkander, 1790)
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the upper surface of the mine is contracted

 

Food Plant: Populus tremula (Aspen)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June; August-October

Notes: A rare miner in the UK. Discovered in 1977 in Gloucestershire. The lower surface of the mine can have small creases and appear reddish, the upper surface is contracted stongly (as shown).

Data: 12.viii.2005, Warwickshire, V38, John Langmaid

Image:©Ian Thirlwell

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