|15.04 ~ 0321 ~ Phyllonorycter messaniella|
Resident. Found commonly throughout the southern half of the British Isles.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-9mm.
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
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Oak, hornbeam, sweet chestnut and beech.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery which can be between 19 to 14mm long. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon formed at one side of the mine.
Photo by GBC, 18th Oct 2015, Lake Vyrnwy
Photo by DB, 2nd Oct 2014, Commins Coch