Lep: Lithocolletinae
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15.087 Phyllonorycter comparella (Duponchel, [1843])
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lateral view of cremaster


Food Plant: Populus alba (White Poplar), Populus canescens (Grey Poplar), Populus nigra (Black Poplar)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September-October

Notes: An underside mine, with few creases and causing little leaf distortion. Some mottling of the upper leaf surface may be caused. The cremaster is smooth and rounded, with tiny spines (as shown).

Data: 22.ix.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12, ex mine 20.ix.2006, Nieuwendam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Willem Ellis

Images:© Rob Edmunds

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