Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Leaf mines

I've been wandering around the garden and finding quite a few different leaf mines on various different trees and shrubs.  I've used the leaf mining website as a source for identification.  As far as I can tell, almost all the mines I found don't belong to moths, with the exception of the one below on hazel, which looks like the mine of Phyllonorycter coryli.  As I have almost no experience in this area, I thought I'd check with those who do this regularly.

Adam Bassett
Marlow Bottom

1 comment:

  1. Hello Adam, yes those are the early top-surface blister mines of Phyllonorycter coryli. September & October are the best months to look for moth leaf-mines and I'm sure you'll be able to add quite a few species to your garden list that way.


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