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Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Haworth, 1828)

A common species throughout Belgium, more common in the northern areas.

The larva lives on Lonicera periclymenum, occasionally on Symphoricarpos or Leycesteria. It makes an underside leaf mine which contorts the leaf completely. Fresh mines are observed in three periods: March-April, July-August and October. It is not known in which stage the winter is passed. Pupation inside the mine.

The adults fly in three generations a year; most common in May-June, less common from the end of July till mid October, and the least observed in November.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 03 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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