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Phyllocnistis xenia
Kent Bent-wing Hering, 1936
Gracillariidae: Phyllocnistinae
369 / 15.093
Photo © Ian Barton,  NT Anglesey Abbey 12/11/10 (ex larvae)

Similar Norfolk Species
Willow Bent-wing
Phyllocnistis saligna
Poplar Bent-wing
Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Wingspan: 6-7mm
Season: Two Generations. July - Aug. Sep - May
Foodplant:   Grey Poplar, White Poplar
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Hedgerows and scrub.
Discovered in Eastern Kent in 1974, since then extended its range.

First recorded in Norfolk at Whitlingham Broad (A. Musgrove, 2004), Holme (I. Barton, 2010) and Glandford (Natural Surroundings) in 2012 (D. Evans, 28/09/12).

Several recent records of the distinctive mines.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/09/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/08/2019+27TG14 - Sheringham
10/07/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/06/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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