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15.039 ~ 0320 ~ Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites across 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)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms an oval elongate or irregular gallery which can be between 14 to 22mm long. Pupates in a strong, white cocoon within the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 3rd Sept 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 4th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 6th Aug 2013, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown