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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 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2020427TG14 - Sheringham
19/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/08/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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