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0315 ~ Phyllonorycter harrisella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

Confusion species


Many species of Phyllonorycter are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species. It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a small gallery which can be an irregular shape less than 14mm long. Pupates in a tough, white cocoon within the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 15th Sept 2011, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak.

Photo by DB, 15th Sept 2011, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak.