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21.002 Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796)
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forms blotch mines

Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Chaenomeles japonica (Quince) , Betula (Birch) spp., Cotoneaster spp.

Egg: under the leaf cuticle

Mine: July-August

Notes: Forms blotch mines from an initial gallery. Rediscovered in the UK after over 100 years. The latest sighting of the moth was in Somerset in 2007

National Status: pRDB1

Bradley No: 262

Data: viii.2003, Ijzevoorde, Gelderland, The Netherlands, Jaap Zwier, Willem Ellis

Image:© Willem Ellis

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