Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.030 Parornix scoticella (Stainton, 1850)
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Food Plant: Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan), S.aria (Common whitebeam), S.intermedia (Swedish Whitebeam), S.torminalis (Wild service-tree), Malus spp. (Apple)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July; August - September

Notes: Initially makes a subrectangular blotch and eats through to the upper epidermis - turning it brown. It then makes a typical Parornix fold at the leaf edge or spins a silken pad in the centre of the leaf. This causes the leaf to arch up (as shown) and the larva eats through to the upper epidermis - turning it brown. Widespread throughout the UK.

Data: 01.x.2009, Castle Ashby Gardens, Northants, VC32

Image:© David Manning

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