Lep: Lithocolletinae
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15.088 Phyllonorycter sagitella (Bjerkander, 1790)
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protruding exuviae can be seen in the left mine


Food Plant: Populus tremula (Aspen)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July-September

Notes: A rare miner in the UK. Discovered in 1977 in Gloucestershire. The lower surface of the mine can have small creases and appear smooth (as shown), the upper surface is contracted stongly.

Data: 12.viii.2005, Warwickshire, V38, John Langmaid

Image:©Ian Thirlwell

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