Lep:Lyonetiidae
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21.002 Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796)
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many leaf mines

 

Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn) and occasionally Prunus japonica (dwarf flowering cherry) , Malus (Apple) spp. Elsewhere: Betula (Birch) spp., Chaenomeles japonica (Quince), Cotoneaster spp. Crategus monogyna (Hawthorn), Cydonia oblonga (Quince), Mespilus germanica (Common Medlar), Pyrus communis (Pear), Sorbus.

Egg: under the leaf cuticle

Mine: July-October

Notes: Forms blotch mines from an initial gallery (as shown). Rediscovered in the UK after over 100 years and now spreading into Eastern and Central England. Mines shown on Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn).

Data: 22.ix.2017, Exminster, Devon, VC3

Image:© Stella Beavan & Bob Heckford

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