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Immature stages

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Parornix finitimella
Pointed Slender
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Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Slender

(Zeller, 1850)309 / 15.033
=Deltaornix torquillella
Norfolk status
Local.

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

Leaf-mine: June-Sept.
gallery leading to a grey/white blotch, then two or more leaf folds.
(Larva green with green 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 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/04/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
14/10/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/08/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Wild Plum
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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