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.

15.054 Willow Midget (Phyllonorycter viminiella) mine in narrow leaved willow by the towpath at Mytholmroyd on Nov. 18th 2023. 
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.

15.057 Southern Midget (Phyllonorycter dubitella), July 11th 19, reared from mines in Goat Willow collected from Milner Royd Nature Reserve two days earlier.

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 pictured above one day later. The pupa had been sitting on a work bench in the garage throughout the cold, dark winter in a state of suspended animation and now, three weeks after bringing it indoors it's beginning to emerge. 

15.063 Beech Midget (Phyllonorycter maestingella), Mar. 27th 08. Another adult from the batch of mines mentioned above with 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 Higgin, Luddenden Foot on Oct. 5th 2021.

15.064 Nut Leaf Blister Moth (Phyllonorycter coryli) on Arthur Stott's plot at Skircoat Green allotments on July 18th 2009. Captured by day on one of his Hazel trees. It has to be said that Arthur's plot was more akin to a copse with a small
clearing in the middle to grow veg. 

15.065 Dark Hornbeam Midget (Phyllonorycter esperella) mine in Hornbeam by Holywell brook, Stainland, Sept. 25th 2019. One of four mines containing a larva.

15.065 Dark Hornbeam Midget (Phyllonorycter esperella) mines in Hornbeam by the towpath near Sowerby Bridge on Oct. 4th 2010. An upper surface blotch often causing the edge to fold.

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

15.066 Grey-alder Midget (Phyllonorycter strigulatella) mine in Grey Alder at Ogden Water on Oct. 16th 2021. A lowerside blotch with many tiny creases.

15.066 Grey-alder Midget (Phyllonorycter strigulatella) mid-instar larva from the opened mine pictured above. Shortly afterwards the larva moulted to a bright yellow final instar.

15.066 Grey-alder Midget (Phyllonorycter strigulatella), the cremaster of the pupated larva pictured above on Oct. 24th 2021. At 200x  it shows the outer two hooks with a smaller inner pair that do not protrude the outer edge.

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