Leaf mine on Alder

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Leaf mine on Alder

Postby Tim_Ward on Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:37 pm

I can't decide between Phyllonorycter froelichiella and Phyllonorycter rajella for this mine, though I suspect it is the latter? The mine is around 20mm long and the larva could be described as either whiteish or greyish!
Help please......
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Re: Leaf mine on Alder

Postby stevehind on Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:57 pm

Hi Tim
Both are Phyllonorycter rajella mines, note the central crease which is absent on Phyllonorycter froelichiella.
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