Gracillariidae : Phyllocnistinae
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Immature stages

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Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Poplar Bent-wing

(Stephens, 1834)15.092/368
Norfolk status
Characteristic distinct black spot near the wing apex.
Adults overwinter sometimes in haystacks.

Leaf-mine: June, August.
A 'snail-trail'-like mine!

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/04/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/04/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/03/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/11/2018327TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
16/10/2018+28TL88 - Thetford
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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Season: Two Generations. July. Sep-April. (Hibernating)
Foodplant:   Black Poplar, Lombardy Poplar
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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