Lyonetiidae : Lyonetiinae
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  Immature stages

Lyonetia clerkella
Apple Leaf Miner

(Linnaeus, 1758)21.001/263
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
At least two generations and in favourable years three. Can overwinter as adult and reappear in April.

Leaf-mine: May; July; September-October.
Long narrow twisting mine.
Pupates in a silken cocoon suspended from threads attached to food plant (see photo)

Recorded in 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.


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Lyonetia clerkella (F) Dersingham, Nov 2010, D Jones Det. J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/02/2016127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
06/12/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/11/2015+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/11/2015+27TG14 - Sheringham
16/11/2015+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 8-9mm
Season: June - September
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, cherry, apple, birch, Blackthorn, Rowan, other Rosaceae
Nat Status: Common
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