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Phyllonorycter maestingella
Beech Midget (Müller, 1764)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  08/08/2015 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Nut-leaf Blister Moth
Phyllonorycter coryli
Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Beech.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Common throughout Britain.

Leaf-mine: July, September - October
Long mine between veins.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2019+28TF64 - Hunstanton
07/08/2019+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
17/07/2019128TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
17/11/2018+28TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
04/11/2018+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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