Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella
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Phyllonorycter cavella

Zeller, 1846338 / 15.059

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is usually single brooded flying between May and July. The larvae feed on Betula. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation.

Identification: The adult moth is characterised by a prominent white mark in advance of the terminal black spot. The first dorsal and costal marks commonly and some of the terminal three marks are joined.
The larval stage makes a blister blotch on the underside of a leaf. They can be identified but must be separated from the common P. ulmifoliella by the size at maturity, 15 to 20mm long and having from 7 to 12 creases in the lower epidermis. P. ulmifoliella is shorter and has fewer creases. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2000.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2000+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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