Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Ian Barton,  07-02-2011, Lynford

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter scopariella
Broom Midget
Phyllonorycter cavella
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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella
Gorse Midget

(Stainton, 1851)339 / 15.060
Norfolk status
Very local, Rare.
Mostly coastal sites in S England from Norfolk to Cornwall.
Possibly under-recorded as mine is almost invisible so seldom encountered except as an adult.

Leaf-mine: September - May.
A rarely found mine.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/02/2017+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/05/2014127TG22 - Buxton
07/02/2011128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
04/02/2007128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
26/06/2000127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Wingspan: 6-7mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Gorse.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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