Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Parornix finitimella
Pointed Slender
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Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Slender

(Zeller, 1850)309 / 15.033
=Deltaornix torquillella

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken at Beccles in 1904 by Crowfoot (Trans, i, 36); on Gorleston palings in August and at Mildenhall in late May (Mly).

Recent Status: Poorly recorded in Suffolk for this common British species.

Life Style: The moth can be found from April to September. The larvae feed on Prunus spinosa and P. domestica.

Identification: More Info for Parornix species. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Vacated spinnings unidentifiable. Examination of larval morphology required.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 22 (38%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
14/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/06/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
10/05/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
15/08/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Wild Plum
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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