Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget

(Staudinger, 1870)321a / 15.041

Locally common where foodplant is present, single trees may have thousands of mines.

Platanus x hispanica or P. orientalis with larva feeding in June and from August to November in heavily creased blotch mines, usually on the underside of leaves and often many mines in a leaf.

Recorded in 32 (23%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-10 mm.
Flight: April - May and August
Foodplant:   London Plane
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
27/11/2020+VC39 - StaffordshireSP08 -
20/11/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP18 -
09/11/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
06/11/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP08 -
06/11/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP08 -
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