|15.049 ~ 0329 ~ Phyllonorycter spinicolella|
Resident. Widespread and rather common throughout the British Isles as far north as Wester Ross.
Recorded from scattered sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 6.5-7.5mm.
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.
Blackthorn and wild plum.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery between the veins 5-10mm long. Pupates in a white silk lined chamber within the mine.
Photo by PRW, 15th Aug 2007, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 15th Oct 2013, Middletown.
Leaf mine on blackthorn