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Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget (Staudinger, 1870)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
321a / 15.041
Photo © James Emerson,  18/01/18. Bred through from a leaf-mine collected from Norwich city centre.

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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 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020+27TM28 - Harleston
31/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/07/2020327TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
07/07/2020227TM28 - Harleston
04/07/2020+27TM18 - Diss
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