Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  16/08/2014 - North Elmham (male, gen det)

Immature stages

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Parornix finitimella
Southern Blackthorn Parornix
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Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Parornix

(Zeller, 1850)309 / 15.033
=Blackthorn Slender
=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 37 (50%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
14/07/2024128TL99Thompson
13/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
04/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
25/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
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Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Wild Plum
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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