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Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae
Common Thorn Midget (Frey, 1856)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
15.043/323
Photo © Allan Drewitt,  Dersingham Bog, 5 August 2011

Similar Norfolk Species
Rowan Midget
Phyllonorycter sorbi
Scarce Brown Midget
Phyllonorycter mespilella
Wingspan: 6-8mm
Season: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, (pear, quince)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Best identified from the similar P. sorbi and P. mespilella by the foodplant.

Leaf-mine: July, September - October

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/11/2018+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
25/10/2018+27TG22 - Buxton
20/10/2018+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
15/10/2018+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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