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15.058 Phyllonorycter hilarella (Zetterstedt, 1839)
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a large blotch mine is formed

Food Plant: Salix (Willow)

Mine: July, September-October

Notes: The leaf surface is often contorted by this largish mine (as shown). P.dubitella is a confusion mine and both must be bred through to confirm identity. The pupae are very similar.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 337

Data: 2003, Lancashire

Image:© Ian Kimber

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