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15.0862 Phyllonorycter pastorella (Zeller, 1846)
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Food Plant: Salix euxina (Crack Willow), S x sepulchralis (Weeping Willow), S x pendulina (Weeping Crack-Willow) , S. x fragilis (Hydrid Crack-Willow)

Mine: September

Notes: The mines are larger than any Brtish Phyllonorycters on long-leaved Willows. Discovered in central London in 2014 ( Freed (2014) Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. 127, 1-10). Mines shown, with exuviae, on Salix x pendulina. Lower surface (top); upper surface (lower photo).

Data: 19.xi.2014, Battersea Park, London, Middx., VC21

Image:© Tim Freed

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