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Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Poplar Bent-wing (Stephens, 1834)
Gracillariidae: Phyllocnistinae
368 / 15.092
Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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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 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/10/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
23/09/2019228TF80 - Swaffham
22/09/2019+28TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
11/09/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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