Morley’s Final Catalogue: Holbrook, Bentley and south of Thetford in 1932-4 (Whit).
Recent Status: A scarce species.
Life Style: The moth is double brooded and can be found from May to September. The larvae feed on Quercus. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation. The pupal stage passes the winter.
Identification: The moth is the only British Phyllonorycter with a tufted black head that has a forewing not marked with complete fasciae. The forewings have a prominent basal streak, three or four costal and three or four dorsal silvery white marks all strongly edged black. There is a strong grey black terminal suffusion that can sometimes extend over the entire wing ground colour. The thorax is silver grey. The larvae create large inflated blister blotches on the underside of leaves. They are between veins with a single crease in the lower epidermis and do not greatly deform the leaf. There may be several on a leaf. More Info
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Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats