Lep:Lyonetiidae
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21.002 Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796)
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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. This is the first record for VC30.

Data: 04.vii.2020, Marston Vale, Bedfordshire, VC30, Melissa Banthorpe

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

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