Sunday, 16 October 2016

Cumnor Hill leaf mines

Plenty of leaf mines found on a weekend visit - Lyonetia clerkella, Stigmella anomalella, catharticella, microtheriella, floslactella, hybnerella & lemniscella, Caloptilia syringella, semifascia & rufipennella, Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae, cerasicolella, schreberella, tristrigella & acerifoliella, Parornix anglicella & devoniella.  Especially nice to find Stigmella catharticella, both because it is a new species for me and because I found the mines on buckthorn I planted here five or so years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Certainly nice to get catharticella. I planted buckthorn in the garden about ten years ago and it hasn't found its way here yet! I don't know what the situation is in Oxon but I've only seen the mines at four sites in Bucks and there are only just over a dozen records for the county altogether. Like a lot of nepticulids it is probably under-recorded.


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