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Gracillaria syringella
Common Slender (Fabricius, 1794)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
293 / 15.014
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: Two Generations. Apr-May. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Privet, Ash, Lilac
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Distinctive but variable species.
Abundant among privet and lilac everywhere, can be a pest in gardens.

Leaf-mine: June, August-September.
Contorted blotch with black frass, then two successive cones formed by folding the tip of a leaf downwards.

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/08/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
29/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
14/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/07/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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