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15.058 ~ 0337 ~ Phyllonorycter hilarella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

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

Wingspan :   M & F 7-9mm.

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)


Wet and damp places.


Sallow, usually goat willow.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms large gallery between two veins. Pupates in a brown cocoon in mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JEG, 8th Nov 2016, Breidden
Reared from leafmine