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15.0862 Phyllonorycter pastorella (Zeller, 1846)
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pupa in mine
frass deposited at one end


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). The pupa is in a silken cocoon, with frass deposited at one end of the mine (as shown) in each photo, where the lower epidermis has been removed.

Data: 26.x.2014, Buckingham Palace Gardens, London, Middx., VC21 (top); 04,xi.2014, St.James Park, London, Middx., VC21 (mine on Salix x fragilis)

Image:© Tim Freed


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