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Phyllonorycter maestingella
Beech Midget (Müller, 1764)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
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Photo © James Emerson,  Earlham Cemetery 22/10/2017

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Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Flight: 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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2/7/2020+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
19/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/05/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
30/10/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
27/10/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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