|0323 ~ Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles as far north as Wester Ross.
Recorded from scattered sites from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 6-8mm.
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.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Hawthorn, pear and quince.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery which causes the leaf edge to fold over. Pupates in a flimsy to almost absent brown cocoon within the mine.
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Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin.
Male, confrmed by gen det.
Photo by DB, 19th Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on hawthorn