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Lyonetia clerkella
Apple Leaf-miner (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lyonetiidae: Lyonetiinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  29/06/2012 - Bawdeswell

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, cherry, apple, birch, Blackthorn, Rowan, other Rosaceae
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
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 62 (84%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2022227TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
14/08/2022127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
09/08/2022627TG14 - Sheringham
07/08/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
06/08/2022+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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