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Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Poplar Bent-wing (Stephens, 1834)
Gracillariidae: Phyllocnistinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  13/09/2013 - Bittering (Poplar Lake)

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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: Two Generations. July. Sep-April. (Hibernating)
Foodplant:   Black Poplar, Lombardy Poplar
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Characteristic distinct black spot near the wing apex.
Adults overwinter sometimes in haystacks.

Leaf-mine: June, August.
A 'snail-trail'-like mine!

Recorded in 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2021+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/10/2021+28TF60 - Downham/Fincham
22/10/2021+28TF64 - Hunstanton
16/10/2021+27TG22 - Buxton
14/10/2021+28TF60 - Downham/Fincham
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