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Phyllonorycter pastorella
Royal Midget (Zeller, 1846)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
364b / 15.0862
Photo © Dave Appleton,  12/10/2018 - Stoke Ferry (record shot with phone)

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 7-8.5mm
Flight: Uncertain. One or more generations, August-October overwintering as an adult.
Foodplant:   Crack Willow, Weeping Willow, Hydrid Crack-Willow
Nat Status: Unknown
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Uncertain.
Discovered in Buckingham Palace Gardens, London in 2014.

Leaf-mine: Oct-Nov. The mines are larger than any Brtish Phyllonorycters on long-leaved Willows.

New for Norfolk on 12/10/18 when mines were found on Salix babylonica (Weeping willow) at Stoke Ferry by John Langmaid and Brian Elliott.
New for VC27 in 2019. Mines found at Hoveton Park (S. Wright, 07/10/19)



[Ent. Rec. 127.1 (2015)]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
12/10/2018+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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