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15.043 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae (Frey, 1856)
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the leaf edge curls over

Food Plant: Crataegus (Hawthorn), Pyrus spp. (Pear), Cydonia vulgaris (Quince)

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: The mine is often in the lobe of the leaf. There are many creases in lower epidermis, which is strongly contracted, causing lobe or leaf-edge to fold over (as shown).

Data: 03.x.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 323

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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