Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Phyllonorycter nicelli?

I think this is a Hazel leaf and I think this is therefore a P. nicelli mine, found in the Llanbadarn road cemetery last weekend:
From below

From above
Simon

5 comments:

  1. Looks good to me Simon. Was it tenanted? Larva/pupa are usually at one end and frass at the other.

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    1. I think it was tenanted, although I can't see the larva any more. Thanks.

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  2. Is that definitely a Hazel? It doesn't look quite right somehow, not wrinkled enough? I thought it might be an alder (Grey Alder?).

    George

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  3. Were you thinking P.strigulatella George? I didn't think the leaf was quite right for Grey Alder but I'm no expert were leaves are concerned. I will try to get someone more knowledgeable to look at it.
    P.nicellii is in the county but I have no records of P.strigulatella (confirmed or otherwise) so it may have to wait until next year to confirm it.
    Can you find the tree again Simon?

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  4. It looks likely that the leaf is from an Elm, now we know where it was found in the cemetery. So Phyllonorycter tristrigella is a possibility.

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