Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Female, ex mine on Leycesteria formosa. Halesowen, VC37, 2017.

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter tristrigella
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Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella
Large Midget

Bouché, 1834354 / 15.076

Fairly common resident.

Lonicera spp., Symphoricarpos rivularis, Leycesteria formosa, with larva feeding in July and September/October in a large inflated mine on the underside of a leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo/leaf or examine puparium cremasters

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Himalayan Honeysuckle, Snowberry.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ70 -
30/05/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO49
06/12/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO49 -
17/11/20183VC37 - WorcestershireSO66 -
03/11/20183VC37 - WorcestershireSO74 -
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