Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter hilarella
Sallow Midget

Zetterstedt, 1839337 / 15.058

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A sallow feeder, emerging during May. Bentley Woods in 1935 (Whit.) and on wild-cherry there in 1932, Parham Wood on bushes in 1934, Blythburgh on birch in 1935 (Mly).

Recent Status: A rare species, poorly recorded in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can be recorded from May to September. The larvae feed on Salix caprea, S. cinerea and S. aurita. They pupate in a golden brown cocoon in the larval habitation. The pupal stage passes the winter.

Identification: This is one of the species that has a single complete fascia, however it has a bold basal streak and one on the dorsum base that are white without a dark edging. All other markings are broad shining white and dark edged. The larvae create a large blister blotch on the underside of a leaf with little leaf distortion. More Info

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2015.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2015125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/07/2003+26TL88 - Thetford
22/07/2003+26TL88 - Thetford
1935+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
1935+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Sallow, Goat Willow
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
 Immature Adult
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