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15.060 Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton, 1851)
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mine at tip of spine

Food Plant: Ulex europaeus (Gorse); U.gallii (Western Gorse)

Mine: September - May

Pupa: within the mine

Notes: A rarely found mine. The larva feeds in the epidermis of thinner stems and causes slight blistering. In this mine a clear area can be seen at the top of the mine, with frass deposited lower down.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 339

Data: 28.iii.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

References:
Edmunds RD, (2005) - Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stt.) (Lep.: Gracillariidae) – a first description of the larva - Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 117(4); 169
Henwood BP, (2022), Western Gorse Ulex gallii Planch: a previously unrecorded foodplant of Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton) (Gracillariidae). - Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 134(3): 115

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