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Immature stages

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Parornix finitimella
Pointed Slender
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Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Slender

(Zeller, 1850)15.033/309
=Deltaornix torquillella
Norfolk status
Local.
The adults are difficult to separate from previous species (gen. det. advised).

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 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/10/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
06/10/2018+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
19/08/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 9-10mm
Season: May - July.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Wild Plum
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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