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Phyllonorycter acerifoliella
Maple Midget (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
White-bodied Midget
Phyllonorycter joannisi
Sycamore Midget
Phyllonorycter geniculella
Wingspan: 8mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
One of three similar Acer-feeding Phyllonorycters.

Leaf-mine: July, October
Small mine, usually in lobe of leaf folding the tip.

Recorded in 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/11/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
18/11/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
30/10/20201027TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
26/10/20201527TG22 - Buxton
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