Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV Light, Kinver Edge, Staffordshire. April 10th 2010. Gen Det, male.

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Parornix betulae
Brown Birch Slender

(Stainton, 1854)301 / 15.025

Common resident.

Betula spp. with larva feeding in July and September in a small inflated mine in the undersurface of a leaf, then in folds spun down at the margin or tip of a leaf.

Comes to light.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 70 (50%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1877.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO48 -
12/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
29/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75 -
28/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
25/09/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSO47 -
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