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0342 ~ Phyllonorycter coryli ~ Nut Leaf Blister Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common. Recorded from sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-8.5mm.

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)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Hazel.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva forms a circular whitish blotch, often several mines found in one leaf. Pupates in a silk lined chamber at one end of the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st Apr 2010, Llanfyllin
This moth is probably of this species but was a female so dissection was inconclusive.

Photo by DB, 15th Sept 2011, Middletown
Leaf mine on hazel.