Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter mespilella
Scarce Brown Midget

Hübner, 180515.045/325
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Long established woodland

Leaf-mine: July, September - November
A mine with many creases in lower epidermis.

VC 27 records [MBGBI vol2 p318]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2004.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/09/2004+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
1874+27TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 6-8mm
Season: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Wild Service-tree, Wild Pear, Rowan, Common Whitebeam
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
 Immature Adult
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