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Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
Cherry Midget (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
330 / 15.050
Photo © Allan Drewitt

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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Cultivated cherry, Wild Cherry, Dwarf Cherry
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread and locally common in SE England.
Can occur in large numbers on unsprayed cherries.

Leaf-mine: July, September - April
underside of leaf, Several mines may be found.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 24 (35%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
23/10/2019+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
19/10/2019+27TM28 - Harleston
16/10/2019+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
15/10/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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