Lep:Phyllocnistinae
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15.093 Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
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the larva makes trails on the upper leaf surface

 

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.Bradley No: 369

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

.Bradley No: 369

Data: 29.x.2003, Portsmouth, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid and Ian Thirlwell .

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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