Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.071 Phyllonorycter nigrescentella (Logan, 1851)
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Food Plant: Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch), Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Vetchling ), L.linifolius ( Bitter Vetch), Trifolium repens (White Clover), Vicia sativa (Common Vetch); possibly Medicago

Mine: May-June, September

Notes: The mine is underside, occupying the whole leaflet, which turns down at edges (The upper and lower surfaces of the leaflet are shown, with the mine occupying the whole leaflet). It occurs on woodland rides and the bottom of hedges.

Data: 11.xi.2019, Wickwar, South Gloucestershire, VC34

Image:© Guy Meredith

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