15.047 .... B&F 0327
Phyllonorycter hostis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Recorded new to Nottinghamshire, when a single leaf mine was found at Netherfield Lagoons in July 2020. Initially thought to be the leaf mine of Phyllonorycter blancardella, it was only when the adult emerged that the original ID was questioned. Identification was confirmed by examination of the pupal cremaster and the presence of a simple, thin cocoon within the mine and the frass piled to one side.
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Adult, reared ex-Netherfield Lagoons leaf mine, photographed July 2020
 
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Upper and lower surfaces of leaf mine on Apple (Malus sp) photographed at Netherfield Lagoons July 2020
 
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Pupal exuvia, cocoon and larval frass photographed inside opened leaf mine. Pupal cremaster shown below right.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllonorycter hostis  
 
 
 
 
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Updated July 2020

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