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15.063 Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764)
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the cremaster has four curved spines
the cremaster has four curved spines


Food Plant: Fagus (Beech)

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A long mine between veins, several creases in lower epidermis. It is strongly contracted, forming a tubular shape. The cremaster is shown and has four broad spines, with curved tips

Data: top -12.xi.2004, Amsterdam, bottom two - 08.xi.2007 and 25.01.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Willem Ellis ( top), Rob Edmunds (bottom)

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