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0335 ~ Phyllonorycter salicicolella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England and Wales, more local and less common in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county and is probably more common than the records suggest.

Wingspan :   M & F 7-8.5mm.

Confusion species


Many species of Phyllonorycter are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine.)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Sallows.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva minesunderside of leaf, usually between two veins as far as the mid-rib. Pupa is pale brown in pale yellow-brown cocoon. Pupates within mine away from any frass.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd Apr 2014, Middletown
Reared from leafmine