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15.044 Phyllonorycter sorbi (Frey, 1855)
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the leaf is often folded downwards

Food Plant: Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan), Prunus padus (Bird cherry), Sorbus aria Whitebeam ), Chaenomeles japonica (Japanese Quince), Sorbus torminalis (Wild Service Tree)

Mine: June - July, September - October

Notes: A mine large with a strong crease in lower epidermis. Leaf-edge often folded downwards. Mine shown is on P.padus

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 324

Data: 10.vii.2005, Achany, VC107

Image:© Duncan Williams

References:
Barden P (2021), Phyllonorycter sorbi (Frey) (Lep.: Gracillariidae): Larval mines on Wild Service tree Sorbus torminalis in Devon – a new foodplant for Britain.
Heath & Emmet, (1985), The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2
Hering EM, (195), Bestimmunstabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Robbins, (1989), A Provisional Atlas of the Leaf Miners of Warwickshire
Langmaid JR, Palmer SM & Young MR, (2018), A Field Giide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

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