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15.054 Phyllonorycter viminiella (Sircom, 1848)
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forms an edge mine


Food Plant: Salix spp (Willow): Salix alba, Salix cinerea, Salix fragilis, Salix matsudana, Salix viminalis, Salix x cericans, Salix x sepulcralis

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June-July: September - October

Notes: The mine is usually on smooth leaved willows and is near the leaf base, causing it to fold over. Previously P.salictella. Mine shown on Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma

Data: 26.x.2014, Buckingham Palace Gardens, London, Middx., VC21

Image:© Tim Freed

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