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15.090 Phyllocnistis saligna (Zeller, 1839)
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twisting surface mines are formed


Food Plant: Salix alba (White Willow), Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow), Salix purpurea (Purple Willow), Salix fragilis (Crack Willow). Salix triandra (Almond Leaved Willow), Salix pentandra (Bay Willow)

Egg: Lower surface of leaf

Mine: June, August -October

Pupa: Under a membrane on the margin of leaf

Notes: A tortuous lower epidermal mine with a central brownish frass-line. The larva then mines into the petiole and subsequently into a second leaf, normally opposite, where it creates another similar epidermal mine (as shown). The mine is shown on Salix triandra

Data: 15.ix.2014, Arundel WWT, W. Sussex, VC13

Image:© John Langmaid

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