Gracillariidae : Phyllocnistinae
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Immature stages

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Phyllocnistis saligna
Willow Bent-wing
Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Poplar Bent-wing
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Phyllocnistis xenia
Kent Bent-wing

Hering, 1936369 / 15.093
Norfolk status
Hedgerows and scrub.
Discovered in Eastern Kent in 1974, since then extended its range.

First recorded in Norfolk at Whitlingham Broad (A. Musgrove, 2004), Holme (I. Barton, 2010) and Glandford (Natural Surroundings) in 2012 (D. Evans, 28/09/12).

Several recent records of the distinctive mines.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/09/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/08/2019+27TG14 - Sheringham
10/07/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/06/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 6-7mm
Season: Two Generations. July - Aug. Sep - May
Foodplant:   Grey Poplar, White Poplar
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: A
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