Some leaf mines needing possible ID

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Some leaf mines needing possible ID

Postby bobhelencoan on Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:30 am

Trying to complete our records for 2020 we have some leaf mines we would appreciate some help with.
We have two crab apple trees both show numerous blotch mines. Breeding through in the past Steve Hind suggested possible Phyllonorycter blancardella. We have posted these photos to record Phyllonorycter blancardella/ hostis. Apple trees show no similar mines. We hope we may get an adult moth to be able to confirm identity.
Suspect mines of Caloptilia robustella/ alchiemiella. Photo also shows larva. Does this enable to species to be identified as roborella? Comments welcopme. Bob & Helen
top view of leaf blotch mine on Crab apple
Phyllo on carb apple P1000192.JPG
Blotch mine on Crab apple showing empty pupa
Blotch mine on Crab apple
Caloptilia species Oak leaf 11th Sep P1000444.JPG
Caloptila showing larva
Caloptilia OAK P1000413.JPG
Caloptilia on OAK
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