Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Ex. Larva on Hornbeam. Chase End Hill VC37. 2012

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter coryli
Nut-leaf Blister Moth
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Phyllonorycter esperella
Dark Hornbeam Midget

Goeze, 1783343 / 15.065

Fairly common resident.

Carpinus betulus with larva feeding in July and September/October in a upper-surface mine causing the leaf to fold upwards.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Hornbeam
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
06/10/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO73 -
01/10/20203VC37 - WorcestershireSO97 -
12/09/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO75 -
29/09/201920VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
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