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Monday, 22 September 2014
Back to the mines....
I had two brief stops in and around Llanelli (in SN50) this afternoon, looking for leaf mines, and also in my Pwll garden (SN40) where potential mines were found on cultivated apple and a Japanese maple.
1. Above: Tyrwaun, Pwll - two Acer japonica cv above, with Malus cv below.
2. Above: Tilia x europaea at Penallt, Llanelli - Bucculatrix thoracella -at last? These particular mines look a bit straighter than some seen on other leaves.
3. Above: the underside of a different lime leaf from the same locality as above. I thought at first that the white areas were fungal growths, but they are the remains of `tents`.
4. Above: this planted wild cherry (again at Penallt) is well and truly mined.
5. Above: Acer planatoides (Norway maple) at Penallt.
6. Above: another Norway maple from the same locality.
7. Above: collected at Furnace - Alnus, Acer campestre and Prunus avium again.
8. Above: on Solidago virgaurea golden-rod....these don`t `look` lepidopteran?
9. Above: not a leaf mine and nothing to do with lepidoptera, but a mature hedgerow field maple had these large galls which were not the usual smallish red ones Aceria sp. that can infest maple and sycamore...I`ll look into this one.