Saturday 19 September 2015

Leaf Miners

It's that time of year and after attending a very useful introductory course with Dave Grundy at Cilgerran earlier this month on leaf mines I have been on the lookout for them.  A walk along the Rheidol on the Glanyrafon Estate this week produced these two examples - the first tenanted and the second vacated.


Epermenia chaerophyllella on Hogweed

Lyonetia clerkella on Cherry


  1. Well done you.
    I have been looking at Hogweed for a couple of weeks but only found flies!!
    I have just looked at Arthurs Flora and discovered there is a 'foreign' hogweed on Ynys Edwin so maybe I am checking out the wrong plants.
    Did you find any 'hammocks' of clerkella? We have dozens on the apples!

  2. Thanks Ina. No hammocks seen on my L.clerkella. I had better come and inspect your apples!


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