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Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget (Staudinger, 1870)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
321a / 15.041
Photo © James Emerson,  Earlham Cemetery (west section) 19/11/2017

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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 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/08/2020+27TM17 - Scole
01/08/2020+27TM28 - Harleston
31/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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