Thursday, 6 December 2012

Early stages: Phyllonorycter platani

This is the most numerous species I have recorded this year, all as leaf mines and all in urban situations up and down the country, including Leeds, Norwich and all around Canterbury.

Phyllonorycter platani leaf mines in profusion
Phyllonorycter platani leaf mines - underside Phyllonorycter platani larva ex leaf mine As the mines can be quite numerous on each leaf and tend to be quite large too, they can still be located in fallen leaves or are also still visible on leaves that are still clinging on to the tree.

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