European Lep:Phyllocnistinae
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Phyllocnistis valentinensis Hering,1936
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mine on lower surface
enlarged view

 

Food Plant: Salix alba (White Willow), S.babylonica (Weeping Willow), S. x fragilis (Crack Willow) , S.purpurea (Purple Osier), S.triandra (Almond Willow)

Mine: July-September (Netherlands and Belgium), but May (Spain and Ukraine (Hering, 1957)

Notes: Forms a mine totally lower surface on a leaf, with a central thin frass line. The edge of the leaf is curled over and pupation takes place beneath this (shown in enlarged view. Note the thin central frass line). The mine is greenish white (compare with the white mine of P.unipunctella). Mine shown on Salix alba (White Willow).

Data: 11.viii.2018, Stokkem~Oude Mas (Limburg), Belgium

Image:© Carina van Steenwinkel

 

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