Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter hostis
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Phyllonorycter blancardella
Brown Apple Midget

Fabricius, 178115.046/326
Norfolk status
Variable species, white streaks sometimes joining together.

Leaf-mine: June - July, September - October
Mine difficult to distinguish between P. Hostis and P. blancardella. Must be reared to confirm.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: must be bred to rule out other Apple feeders inc P. Hostis

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/03/2019328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/10/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/10/2018+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
15/10/2016+28TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
15/10/2016+28TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 6-8.5mm
Season: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Apple, crab-apple.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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