Lep:Lithocolletinae
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15.040 Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
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mines shown on Q.ilex

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak), Carpinus (Hornbeam), Fagus (Beech), Castanea (Sweet Chestnut). Ostrya carpinfolia (Hop-hornbeam)

Mine: March - April, July, October

Notes: The mine is oval on Q. ilex (Holm Oak), and similar to P. quercifoliella on deciduous oaks. It is between adjacent veins on beech and hornbeam. Mine shown is on Q.ilex.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 321

Data: 06.03.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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