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15.071 Phyllonorycter nigrescentella (Logan, 1851)
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the leaf rolls up


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 (as shown). 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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