Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex mine in Viburnum tinus, Halesowen, VC37.

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Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
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Phyllonorycter lantanella
Viburnum Midget

(Schrank, 1802)331 / 15.051

Uncommon local resident.

Viburnum lantana, V. tinus and occasionally on V. opulus with larva feeding in July and September/October in a mine on the underside of a leaf. When feeding on V. tinus occupied mines may be found throughout the winter.

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: Two generations, May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Wayfaring-tree, Laurustinus, Guelder-rose
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO57 -
03/04/20188VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
03/04/20183VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
01/04/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
01/04/20189VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
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