Gracillariidae : Phyllocnistinae
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Immature stages

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Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Poplar Bent-wing

(Stephens, 1834)368 / 15.092
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 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
24/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
14/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/06/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
03/06/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: Two Generations. July. Sep-April. (Hibernating)
Foodplant:   Black Poplar, Lombardy Poplar
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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