Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
Photo © Neil Bowman,  Eccles 2013

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Common Oak Midget
Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget
Phyllonorycter messaniella
Garden Midget

(Zeller, 1846)15.040/321
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
More or less continuously brooded.

Note the length of the wing streak barley reaches the middle of the wing. The streak in the similar Phyllonorycter quercifoliella extends to almost two-thirds.

Leaf-mine: March - April, July, October

Recorded in 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2016+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
15/10/2016+28TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
13/10/2016+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/10/2016+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/10/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Season: all months of the year.
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Hornbeam, Birch, Plum, Apple
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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