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Gracillaria syringella
Common Slender (Fabricius, 1794)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  12/07/2016 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: 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 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/10/2019+27TM28 - Harleston
12/09/2019128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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