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Phyllonorycter esperella
Dark Hornbeam Midget Goeze, 1783
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
343 / 15.065
Photo © James Emerson,  11/11/2017 - Waterloo Park, Norwich

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Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hornbeam
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Mainly found in the south-east of England.

Leaf-mine: July, September - October
Silvery mine upperside of the leaf.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 28 (38%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020+27TG20 - Norwich
20/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
16/09/2020328TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
07/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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