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15.063 ~ 0341 ~ Phyllonorycter maestingella ~ Beech Midget
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7.5-9mm.

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 leaf. Larva forms a mine from the midrib to the leaf edge. Pupates in a fragile white silken cocoon formed within the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st Nov 2013, Commins Coch
Leaf mine on beech