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Phyllonorycter leucographella
Firethorn Leaf-miner Zeller, 1850
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
332a / 15.053
Photo © Gary White,  06/06/2015 - Garden

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Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Flight: April - October (multiple gens)
Foodplant:   Pyracantha, hawthorn, apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A/L
Norfolk Status
Discovered in Essex in 1989.
Now fairly common in gardens and other suburban habitats.

Leaf-mine: July, October - April
Mine on upper side of leaf and silvery.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Accept if on Pyracantha, if not then L

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/12/2021528TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/10/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
24/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/09/2021+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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