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Phyllonorycter spinicolella
Sloe Midget (Zeller, 1846)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
329 / 15.049
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species
Cherry Midget
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
Red Apple Midget
Phyllonorycter hostis
Wingspan: 6.5-7.5mm
Season: Two Generations. May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Wild Plum
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Very similar to P. cerasicolella, best separated by foodplant, or by genitalia dissection.

Leaf-mine: July, September - April
Mine causing the leaf to arch or fold over.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/11/2018127TM17 - Scole
17/11/2018127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
07/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/10/2018+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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