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15.093 Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
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makes a 'snail-trail' mine


Food Plant: Populus alba (White Poplar), Populus canescens (Grey Poplar)

Egg: Usually upperside of the leaf

Mine: June-July, August-September

Pupa: Under a silk membrane on the margin of leaf

Notes: A 'snail-trail'-like mine on the upper surface, long and sinuous, with a dark central frass trail, ending at the leaf margin. The pupation occurs within the rolled up leaf edge (as shown).

Data: 19.ix.2009 Dover, Kent VC15

Image:© David C Gardner

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