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15.057 ~ 0336 ~ Phyllonorycter dubitella ~ Southern Midget
UK Status

Resident. Locally common, mainly found in southern England.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2016 at Breidden Hill in the north of Montgomeryshire.

Wingspan :   M & F 7-8mm.

Confusion species

Many species in this group are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Goat Willow

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a large gallery. Pupates in situ in a large golden, silken cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos