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Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget (Staudinger, 1870)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
321a / 15.041
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Wingspan: 8-10 mm.
Flight: April - May and Aug.
Foodplant:   London Plane
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Discovered in London in 1989.
Slowly spread through the Southern counties into Norfolk.

Leaf-mine: July - November.
Large mines, often several in one leaf.

Recorded in 32 (43%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/12/2021328TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
20/11/2021+28TF73 - Docking/Bircham
12/11/2021+28TM09 - Attleborough
26/10/2021+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
26/10/2021+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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