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15.070 Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella (Stainton, 1851)
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the mine causes the leaf to strongly curl


Food Plant: Salix repens (Creeping Willow), S.arenaria (Sandhill Creeping Willow)

Mine: July; September-October

Notes: The underside mine causes the leaf to curl downwards forming a tube, as the mine can occupy the whole of a leaf (on small leaves) - as shown. Found in marshy and sandy coastal areas, where the foodplant occurs. A local species. The mines may be found on Willows obscured by other low growing plants such as grasses and heathers

Data: 12.x.2013, North Dunes, Winterton, Norfolk, VC27

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 348

Image:© Stewart Wright

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