Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter leucographella
Firethorn Leaf-miner
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Phyllonorycter corylifoliella
Hawthorn Midget

(Hübner, 1796)332 / 15.052

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Common at Ipswich in 1897 (Pyett) and bred there in 1932-4 (Whit.); Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Leiston, Glemham Magna, Lowestoft. Gorleston, Benhall and Parham wood during May (Mly).

Recent Status: A common Suffolk species.

Life Style: The species is double brooded and has been recorded from April to October. The larvae feed on leaves of rosaceous trees including Malus, Crataegus, Pyrus and Sorbus. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation. The pupal stage passes the winter.

Identification: The adult moth is characteristically marked and cannot be confused.
The larvae create blotch on the upper surface over the mid or a side vein. The blotch is a double mine. A small darker mine created by early instar larvae is visible with it. The later blotch with dispersed frass eventually becomes a blister causing the leaf to fold upwards. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Mine - L (due possible confusion with P. leucographella)

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/11/2019+26TL88 - Thetford
13/10/2019+26TL77 - Mildenhall
05/10/2019+25TM59 - Lowestoft
05/09/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan, Wild Service-tree, Wild Pear, Common Whitebeam, birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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