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15.069 Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)
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a small mine which arches the leaf

Food Plant: Betula spp. (Birch)

Mine: July, September - November

Notes: A small mine (about 1cm long), which strongly arches the leaf. The mine of Parornix betulae can appear similar, but the underside becomes brown whereas the mine of P.anderidae stays green. Found usually on seedling birch plants. A very local species.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 347

Data: 18.x.2004, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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