Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  15/08/11 Bawdeswell. Unconfirmed (Female)

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter blancardella
Brown Apple Midget
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Phyllonorycter hostis
Red Apple Midget

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)327 / 15.047
Norfolk status
Very local, Rare.
Similar to P. blancardella, with which it shares foodplants, but is generally brighter and cleaner in appearance.

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


Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 19 (26%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

Phyllonorycter blancardella  |  Phyllonorycter spinicolella >

Phyllonorycter hostis (female) Lynford IB977 prep IB383 (I Barton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2022128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
14/12/2021228TF64 - Hunstanton
20/11/2021128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
12/11/2021428TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/11/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Quince, Crab-apple, Wild Service-tree
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
 Immature Adult

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