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15.046 ~ 0326 ~ Phyllonorycter blancardella
UK Status

Resident. A common species in England an Wales, less common in southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First discovered in the north-east of the county at Middletown in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6-8.5mm.

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 leaves. Larva mines between two veins forming very distinct creases. Pupates within the mine in a white, silk lined chamber.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 16th Oct 2011, Middletown