European Lep:Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter issikii (Kumata, 1963)
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the leaf is distorted

Food Plant: Tilia spp. (In Europe T.cordata is the preferred host)

Mine: May;July -August

Notes: Makes mines in the lower side of leaves (as shown). It is a native of Asia and was probably introduced to Eastern Europe in the 1970s. It is spreading through Europe. Mine shown on Tilia x vulgaris.

Data: 8-12.ix.2007, Erkner, near Berlin, Germany, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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