Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Swept from vegetation, Trench Wood, Worcestershire. May 22nd 2016.

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter klemannella
Dark Alder Midget
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Phyllonorycter trifasciella
Honeysuckle Midget

(Haworth, 1828)361 / 15.083

Fairly common species.

Lonicera spp., occasionally on Symphoricarpos rivularis, Leycesteria formosa, with larva feeding in March/April, July/August and October in a mine on the underside of a leaf, often twisting it into a cone.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo/leaf or examine puparium cremasters

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 59 (42%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: Three generations, May, August and November
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Himalayan Honeysuckle, Snowberry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
31/08/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94 -
14/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO59
07/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
01/08/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP07 -
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