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Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Common Oak Leaf-miner (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
320 / 15.039
Photo © Keith Kerr,  30/04/2022 - Litcham (garden)

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Ilex Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter messaniella
Plane Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter platani
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
Status
Common.
Commonest of the oak-feeding Phyllonorycters.

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

Leaf-mine: July, September - October
small blotch on the underside of a leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or puparium cremasters examined.

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
13/07/2024228TL79Cranwich
29/06/2024+27TG32Barton Turf
19/06/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
24/05/2024127TG21Norwich (Catton)
17/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
09/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
30/04/2024128TF63Snettisham
18/04/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
14/04/2024128TF63Dersingham
13/04/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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