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15.061 Phyllonorycter scopariella (Zeller,1846)
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the moth has emerged from the right hand end of the mine

 

Food Plant: Cytisus/Sarothamnus (Broom)

Mine: September - May

Notes: Forms an inflated mine in the green bark of a twig (as shown), 15 - 25mm long. The mine turns brown/grey and is found near to the end of a twig, often on a small plant. The moth emerges and the mine tends to be inflated by the exit hole (at the right hand end above).

Data: 02.i.2006, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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