Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.073 Phyllonorycter lautella (Zeller, 1846)
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there are many mines in a leaf

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: underside of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: The mine is greater than 20mm long, lower epidermis with one strong crease often dividing in Y-shape at end near leaf-margin. There can be several mines on a leaf (as shown). Tends to favour young seedlings and saplings.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 351

Data: 27.vi.2003, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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