Lep:Phyllocnistinae
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15.093 Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
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makes snail trail mines

 

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 shown is the first recorded in Lincolnshire.

Data: 07.x.2013, Gibraltar Point, Lincs., VC54

Image:© Martin Gray

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