Lep:Phyllocnistinae
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15.093 Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
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makes a snail trail like mine

 

Food Plant: Populus alba (White Poplar), Populus canescens (Grey Poplar)

Egg: Usually upperside of the leaf

Mine: June-July, August-September

Pupa: Under a silk membrane on the margin of leaf

Notes: A 'snail-trail'-like mine on the upper surface, long and sinuous, with a dark central frass trail, ending at the leaf margin. This mine is unusual as it is lower surface. The mine shown is on a P.tremula/canescens hybrid.

Data: 20.v.2014, Sandy Point, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid, Mark Young

Image:© John Langmaid

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