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15.061 Phyllonorycter scopariella (Zeller,1846)
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there are four small curved spines on the cremaster

 

Food Plant: Cytisus/Sarothamnus (Broom)

Mine: September - May

Notes: Forms an inflated mine in the green bark of a twig, 15 - 25mm long. The mine turns brown/grey and is found near to the end of a twig, often on a small plant. The cremaster is shown here and has two sets of small, curved spines which protrude in different planes. (3 of the spines are seen here)

Data: 25.iv.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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