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Friday, 13 March 2015

A leaf mine query

I noticed this on Viburnum tinus in my Tyrwaun, Pwll garden this afternoon and, upon checking `UK Leaf Mines`, a possibility is Phyllonorycter lantanella. It has caused the leaf to bend over and remains of the spinnings can still be seen (click on photo to enlarge). Any thoughts from more knowledgeable lepidopterists please?


  1. Looks like the remains of a folded over leaf edge rather than a mine. Probably the work of a tortricid - it could be Acleris schalleriana (which we have breeding on V. tinus in our garden) or perhaps one of the generalists.

  2. Thanks George. `Generalists` should be banned!