Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter strigulatella
Grey-alder Midget

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)344 / 15.066

Locally fairly common where the non-native foodplant occurs.

Alnus incana with larva feeding in July and September/October in a mine on the underside of a leaf.

Recorded in 25 (18%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: May and August
Foodplant:   Grey alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/20193VC40 - ShropshireSJ60 -
18/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
30/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
03/11/2018+VC40 - ShropshireSJ71 -
07/06/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
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