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Distribution of the lime leafminer Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in natural stands


The spatial distribution of the lime leafminer Phyllonorycter issikii was studied in natural stands. The number of mines increased with shading of host-plant leaves. The maximum density of the miner was found in closed lime and spruce forests. The number of mines increased vertically from the tree top to its butt and horizontally, from the apex of branches to their base.

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Original Russian Text © I.V. Ermolaev, D.A. Zorin, 2011, published in Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2011, Vol. 90, No. 10, pp. 1193–1196.

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Ermolaev, I.V., Zorin, D.A. Distribution of the lime leafminer Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in natural stands. Entmol. Rev. 91, 1088–1091 (2011).

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  • Lime
  • Entomological Review
  • Lime Tree
  • Natural Stand
  • Crown Layer