Lep:Phyllocnistinae
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15.093 Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
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the larva pupates under a fold at the leaf edge

 

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 (as above)

Notes: A 'snail-trail'-like mine on the upper surface, long and sinuous, with a dark central frass trail, ending at the leaf margin.

Data: 22.ix.2006 ex mine 20.ix.2006, Nieuwendam, The Netherlands, Willem Ellis

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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