Lyonetiidae : Lyonetiinae
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Immature stages

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Lyonetia clerkella
Apple Leaf-miner
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Lyonetia prunifoliella
Blackthorn Blister Moth

(Hübner, 1796)262 / 21.002
=Striped Bent-wing

Norfolk status
Uncertain, increasingly recorded since first for Norfolk in 2017.

Formerly resident in parts of southern and central England, not observed since about 1900, and thought extinct in the UK. Recently rediscovered after over 100 years.

The species has two forms, a white winged form, similar to L. clerkella with the oval patch replaced by a pair of oblique fasciae and a form with a dark costa and a broad dark oblique fascia.

The larvae mine the leaves of various roseaceous trees,forming a gallery leading to a blotch. The pupal cocoon closely resembles that of L. clerkella.

New for Norfolk in 2017 when an adult moth was recorded at Catfield, found sitting on a piece of Prunus in a back hedge. (A. Beaumont, 01/09/2017)
It is thought this may be a possible migrant from the Netherlands.

New for VC28 in 2019. Mine found on Blackthorn at Great Cressingham (C. McGaw, 21/09/19)

Verification Grade Comment: Mine grade R if uncertain

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/07/2024328TL99Rockland St Peter
08/07/2024828TL99Rockland St Peter
07/05/2024228TL99Rockland St Peter
10/10/2023328TF50Downham Market (W)
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Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: September - May (hibernating over the winter)
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Japanese quince, Hawthorn, Apple and other roseaceous trees.
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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