GRACILLARIIDAE: 54 - 66

15.054 Willow Midget (Phyllonorycter viminiella) mine and pupa in Crack Willow, Tag meadow, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 14th 2018.
 
15.054 Willow Midget (Phyllonorycter viminiella) Aug. 19th 2018. Reared from the mine pictured above. One of the plainer looking Phyllos.
 
15.057 Southern Midget (Phyllonorycter dubitella) mine in Goat Willow, North Dean wood, July 9th 09.

15.057 Southern Midget (Phyllonorycter dubitella), July 12th 09, reared from the mine illustrated above.

15.058 Sallow Midget (Phyllonorycter hilarella), a tenanted mine in Goat Willow at Copley meadow on July 14th 2017. The adult emerged several days later.

15.058 Sallow Midget (Phyllonorycter hilarella), Apr. 8th 2011. Reared from a mine found in Goat Willow at Milner Royd drain the previous autumn.

15.063 Beech Midget (Phyllonorycter maestingella), green island mines in Beech at Long wood, Nov. 22nd 2016.

15.063 Beech Midget (Phyllonorycter maestingella) pupa, Mar. 8th 08. It has been removed from an over wintered mine in Beech found in North Dean wood the previous November. A tremendously exciting time as this was my first attempt at rearing leaf miners!

15.063 Beech Midget (Phyllonorycter maestingella) emerging from the pupa illustrated above one day later. To think this pupa had been sitting on the work bench in the garage throughout the cold dark winter months in a state of suspended animation within the mine and now, after bringing it indoors for about three weeks it's begun to emerge. 


15.063 Beech Midget (Phyllonorycter maestingella), Mar. 27th 08. Another adult from the batch of mines mentioned above but a slightly "better" attempt at photographing the adult.


15.063 Beech Midget (Phyllonorycter maestingella), May 8th 2014. Captured by day from North Dean wood on a Beech trunk.
 
15.064 Nut Leaf Blister Moth (Phyllonorycter coryli) mines in Hazel at New Lane on July 14th 2017.
15.064 Nut Leaf Blister Moth (Phyllonorycter coryli) on Arthur's plot at Skircoat Green allotments on July 18th 2009. Captured by day on one of his "unwanted" Hazel trees.

15.065 Dark Hornbeam Midget (Phyllonorycter esperella) mines in Hornbeam by the towpath near Sowerby Bridge on Oct. 4th 2010. Characteristic, upper surface blotch mines.

15.065 Dark Hornbeam Midget (Phyllonorycter esperella) Mar. 18th 2011. Reared from mines found the previous autumn at the Sowerby Bridge site.

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