Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Stewart Wright,  Hoveton Hall Gardens - July 2013 - Norfolk first.

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Parornix carpinella
Hornbeam Slender

(Frey, 1863)302a / 15.027
Norfolk status
Nationally scarce.

Adult moths are seldom encountered. The larvae mine leaves of Hornbeam, subsequently living within a leaf-fold.

Adults of all Paronix species are very similar and determination requires genital dissection or rearing of larvae.

Leaf-mine: June-July, September-October. Mine expands to form a full depth blotch with two folds.
Mine resembles Phyllonorycter tenerella

First Norfolk record of a mine found at Hoveton Hall in 2013 (S. Wright).

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2013.
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03/07/2013+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: May-June and August.
Foodplant:   Hornbeam
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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