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Phyllonorycter geniculella
Sycamore Midget (Ragonot, 1874)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Dave Jones,  27/08/2016 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Similar Norfolk Species
Maple Midget
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella
White-bodied Midget
Phyllonorycter joannisi
Wingspan: 8mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Sycamore
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
One of three similar, mostly white with yellow/brown black edged markings, Acer-feeding Phyllonorycters.
Chevrons often extrude into the next.

Leaf-mine: July, October.
Mine is rounded, between veins.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2021+28TF73 - Docking/Bircham
06/11/2021+27TG22 - Buxton
23/09/2021+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
11/09/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
30/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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