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Phyllonorycter corylifoliella (Hübner, 1796)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives in a mine on the upperside of the leaf of various Rosaceous trees, especially on Malus, Crataegus, Pyrus and Sorbus. It pupates inside the mine and the pupa hibernates.

The adults fly in two generations a year; onwards from late April till June, and again in August. They are mainly active at dusk and come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 23 April 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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