Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham 02/08/2016 Male, gen. det. by Jon Clifton.

Immature stages

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Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Slender
Parornix scoticella
Rowan Slender
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Parornix finitimella
Pointed Slender

(Zeller, 1850)308 / 15.032
Norfolk status

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

Leaf-mine: June-July, August-October
Very similar mine to next species.
gallery leading to a grey/white blotch, then two or more leaf folds.
(Larva grey with black rings on legs.)

Verification Grade Comment: Vacated spinnings unidentifiable. Examination of larval morphology required.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
24/07/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
18/07/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
18/07/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
22/04/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: Two Generations. May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Wild Plum
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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