Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex mine on Pyrus, Nunnery Wood CP, Worcestershire. (S.W.)

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Phyllonorycter leucographella
Firethorn Leaf-miner
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Phyllonorycter corylifoliella
Hawthorn Midget

(Hübner, 1796)332 / 15.052

Common resident.

Rosaceous trees and shrubs and their cultivars, especially spp. of Crataegus, Malus, Pyrus, and Sorbus, with larva feeding in July and September/October. In a whitish, brown-flecked, mine on the upper side of a leaf, which eventually causes the leaf to fold upwards.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine - L (due possible confusion with P. leucographella)

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 87 (62%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and August
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan, Wild Service-tree, Wild Pear, Common Whitebeam, birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/202015VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
18/10/202030VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
18/10/2020100VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
13/10/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO63 -
11/10/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO66 -
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