Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter rajella
Common Alder Midget

(Linnaeus, 1758)345 / 15.067

Very common resident.

Alnus glutinosa and A. cordata with larva feeding in July and September/October in a mine on the underside of a leaf, usually adjacent to the midrib.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Alder.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ70 -
10/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60 -
03/11/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSO78 -
03/11/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSO78 -
01/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO49 -
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