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NORWICH: Poplar leaf mines

6th September 2018

One thing to come out of my burgeoning interest in leaf mines is a habitat of trying to check different types of tree where possible. We have White/Grey Poplar Poplars at Whitlingham but I know of some hybrid Black Poplars closer to home, so I diverted after work for a quick look. Earlier in the year I saw Hornet moth and a gall, but on this occasion I managed two leaf mines. These were the 'snail-trail' mine of Poplar Bent-wing (Phyllocnistis unipunctella) and Black poplar Pigmy (Stigmella trimaculella), neither of which I see very often.


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