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Gracillariidae

Gracillariinae
26 species. Wingspan 7-14mm. Small moths which characteristically rest with the anterior part of their bodies raised at an angle from the surface displaying ornamented front and middle legs. Their larvae at first mining and sap feeding in the epidermis of a leaf, then moulting, changing their mouthparts and feeding in full thickness mines, or in spun folded or conically rolled leaves. Most pupate in a silken cocoon or under a silken membrane under a leaf. The imagines of some species hibernate in conifers, ivy, etc.

Lithocolletinae
47 species. Wingspan 6-10mm. Small brightly coloured moths very similar in appearance with a distinctive pattern of white edged dark marks on a white, gold, orange or brown background. Their larvae initially have a sap feeding phase but then remain in the mine, lining it with silk which contracts and forms an inflated chamber in which they feed on the leaf tissue. They cannot leave the mine and pupate there, in the autumn generation falling to the ground within the leaf and emerging in the spring. Many can be identified from the foodplant, whether the mine is on the upper or lower surface of the leaf, and from the structure of the mine or cocoon. This subfamily includes the invasive Horse Chestnut leaf miner.

Phyllocnistinae
2 species. Wingspan 6-7mm. Very small moths whose larvae are sap feeders mining under the epidermis of leaves and stems and pupating in a cocoon under a turned over leaf edge.

 Gracillariinae
15.001 299 Parectopa ononidis
Clover Slender
15.002 280 Caloptilia cuculipennella
Feathered Slender
15.003 281 Caloptilia populetorum
Clouded Slender
15.004 282 Caloptilia elongella
Pale Red Slender
15.005 283 Caloptilia betulicola
Red Birch Slender
15.006 284 Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender
15.007 285 Caloptilia azaleella
Azalea Leaf-miner
15.008 286 Caloptilia alchimiella
Yellow-triangle Slender
15.0085 286x Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella
15.009 287 Caloptilia robustella
New Oak Slender
15.010 288 Caloptilia stigmatella
White-triangle Slender
15.011 289 Caloptilia falconipennella
Scarce Alder Slender
15.012 290 Caloptilia semifascia
Maple Slender
15.013 291 Caloptilia hemidactylella
Sycamore Slender
15.014 293 Gracillaria syringella
Common Slender
15.015 294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella
Ribwort Slender
15.016 297 Euspilapteryx auroguttella
Gold-dot Slender
15.017 296 Calybites phasianipennella
Little Slender
15.019 313 Acrocercops brongniardella
Brown Oak Slender
15.022 310 Callisto denticulella
Garden Apple Slender
15.024 300 Parornix loganella
Northern Slender
15.025 301 Parornix betulae
Brown Birch Slender
15.026 302 Parornix fagivora
Beech Slender
15.028 303 Parornix anglicella
Hawthorn Slender
15.029 304 Parornix devoniella
Hazel Slender
15.030 305 Parornix scoticella
Rowan Slender
15.032 308 Parornix finitimella
Pointed Slender
15.033 309 Parornix torquillella
Blackthorn Slender
 Lithocolletinae
15.034 315 Phyllonorycter harrisella
White Oak Midget
15.035 316 Phyllonorycter roboris
Gold-bent Midget
15.036 317 Phyllonorycter heegeriella
Pale Oak Midget
15.037 318 Phyllonorycter tenerella
Hornbeam Midget
15.038 319 Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
Scarce Oak Midget
15.039 320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Common Oak Midget
15.040 321 Phyllonorycter messaniella
Garden Midget
15.041 321a Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget
15.042 322 Phyllonorycter muelleriella
Western Midget
15.043 323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae
Common Thorn Midget
15.044 324 Phyllonorycter sorbi
Rowan Midget
15.045 325 Phyllonorycter mespilella
Scarce Brown Midget
15.046 326 Phyllonorycter blancardella
Brown Apple Midget
15.047 327 Phyllonorycter hostis
Red Apple Midget
15.048 328 Phyllonorycter junoniella
Upland Midget
15.049 329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella
Sloe Midget
15.050 330 Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
Cherry Midget
15.051 331 Phyllonorycter lantanella
Viburnum Midget
15.052 332 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella
Hawthorn Midget
15.053 332a Phyllonorycter leucographella
Firethorn Leaf-miner
15.054 333 Phyllonorycter viminiella
Willow Midget
15.056 335 Phyllonorycter salicicolella
Long-streak Midget
15.057 336 Phyllonorycter dubitella
Southern Midget
15.058 337 Phyllonorycter hilarella
Sallow Midget
15.059 338 Phyllonorycter cavella
Gold Birch Midget
15.060 339 Phyllonorycter ulicicolella
Gorse Midget
15.061 340 Phyllonorycter scopariella
Broom Midget
15.063 341 Phyllonorycter maestingella
Beech Midget
15.064 342 Phyllonorycter coryli
Nut-leaf Blister Moth
15.065 343 Phyllonorycter esperella
Dark Hornbeam Midget
15.066 344 Phyllonorycter strigulatella
Grey-alder Midget
15.067 345 Phyllonorycter rajella
Common Alder Midget
15.068 346 Phyllonorycter distentella
Scarce Midget
15.069 347 Phyllonorycter anderidae
Small Birch Midget
15.071 349 Phyllonorycter nigrescentella
Vetch Midget
15.073 351 Phyllonorycter lautella
Fiery Oak Midget
15.074 352 Phyllonorycter schreberella
Small Elm Midget
15.075 353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella
Red Birch Midget
15.076 354 Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella
Large Midget
15.078 356 Phyllonorycter tristrigella
Elm Midget
15.079 357 Phyllonorycter stettinensis
Small Alder Midget
15.080 358 Phyllonorycter froelichiella
Broad-barred Midget
15.081 359 Phyllonorycter nicellii
Red Hazel Midget
15.082 360 Phyllonorycter klemannella
Dark Alder Midget
15.083 361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella
Honeysuckle Midget
15.084 362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella
Maple Midget
15.085 363 Phyllonorycter joannisi
White-bodied Midget
15.086 364 Phyllonorycter geniculella
Sycamore Midget
15.087 365 Phyllonorycter comparella
Winter Poplar Midget
15.088 366 Phyllonorycter sagitella
Scarce Aspen Midget
15.089 366a Cameraria ohridella
Horse-Chestnut Leaf-miner
 Phyllocnistinae
15.090 367 Phyllocnistis saligna
Willow Bent-wing
15.092 368 Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Poplar Bent-wing
   

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