Lep: Lithocolletinae
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15.088 Phyllonorycter sagitella (Bjerkander, 1790)
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the spines are equally spaced

 

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 cremaster has four equally spaced spines (the upper spine is missing in the photo above).

Data: 09.ix.2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Image:© Willem Ellis

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