British Insects: the Genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae)

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella (Stainton)

Associated with shrubs. On Salicaceae; Salix (only Salix repens?).

Larvae. The larvae mining in leaves; in the under-side. Found in July, or September to October.

Adults. Face golden whitish. Head orange. Thorax golden.

Wing-span 5–7 mm. Forewings golden ochreous; with a well defined basal streak (this narrow, traversing about a third of the wing). The basal streak pale; dark-edged above (and below). Forewings with well defined pale strigulae (shining white). Costal strigulae 5 (the first small). Dorsal strigulae 3. Forewings with the first costal strigula not forming an acute angle with a dorsal one; without transverse pale fasciae. Hindwing cilia slightly golden.

Adults abroad May and August.

Illustrations. • 5 species on Salix in Britain. See notes for legend.


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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae). Version: 29th December 2011. http://delta-intkey.com’.

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