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Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae
Common Thorn Midget (Frey, 1856)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
323 / 15.043
Photo © Shane Farrell

Similar Norfolk Species
Rowan Midget
Phyllonorycter sorbi
Scarce Brown Midget
Phyllonorycter mespilella
Wingspan: 6-8mm
Season: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, (pear, quince)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Best identified from the similar P. sorbi and P. mespilella by the foodplant.

Leaf-mine: July, September - October

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2019+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
31/07/2019228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
20/06/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/11/2018+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
25/10/2018+27TG22 - Buxton
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