Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
  Prev | Next  
 

Similar Suffolk Species
Phyllonorycter ulicicolella
Upload a Photo
 
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.
Additional Stats

Phyllonorycter hilarella  |  Phyllonorycter ulicicolella >

Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2000+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Phyllonorycter cavella
We need your records!
Do you have records of Phyllonorycter cavella?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2024
   

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  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
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy