Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter scopariella

Zeller, 1846340 / 15.061

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local about broom, doubtless through the whole County from Ipswich (Pyett) to Brandon (Barrett).

Recent Status: Very rarely recorded in Suffolk and probably under-recorded.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae mine in the green bark of Cytisus species. They pupate in a silk lined chamber in the larval habitation. The larval stage passes the winter.

Identification: The moth is easily identified. The ground colour is a light golden or greyish brown with five costal and four dorsal irregular white marks. The last two dorsal marks may be difficult to discern. There is also an irregular basal streak and a basal mark on the dorsum. There is no significant dark edging.
The larval mine is difficult to find and must be distinguished from other mining Lepidoptera by the slight inflation of the mine. The pupae can be identified with the information provided in MBGBI Vol 2.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo/leaf or examine puparium cremasters

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
29/07/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
20/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
12/09/2022125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 6-8mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Broom.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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