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15.025 Parornix betulae (Stainton, 1854)
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the leaf is folded over

Food Plant: Betula (Birch) spp.; seedlings preferred

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June, September-October

Pupa: In folded leaf-edge.

Notes: In a small Phyllonorycter-like mine initially, but with brown rather than green lower epidermis. Later in one or more successive cones formed by folding downwards the edge or tip of a leaf.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 301

Data: 27.ix.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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