Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Immature stages

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Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Parornix
Parornix scoticella
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Parornix finitimella
Southern Blackthorn Parornix

(Zeller, 1850)308 / 15.032
=Pointed Slender

Norfolk status
Local.

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 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/09/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
27/07/2023328TF81Sporle / Necton
10/06/2023127TG02Hindolveston
15/10/2022127TG04Kelling
23/09/2022128TF73Ringstead
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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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