Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella
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Phyllonorycter anderidae
Small Birch Midget

(Fletcher, 1885)347 / 15.069
Norfolk status
Scarce. Very Local.
Heathland scrub and moors.
Adults seldom encountered.

Leaf-mine: July, September - November
A small mine arching the leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or puparium cremasters examined.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2015+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
23/10/2010+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
23/10/2010+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/10/2004128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
16/10/2004128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 5.5-6.5mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: R
 Immature Adult
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