|15.067 ~ 0345 ~ Phyllonorycter rajella|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.
Found across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 7-9mm.
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
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a small triangular shaped mine near the midrib, often several larval mines found in one leaf. Pupates in a whitish cocoon within the mine.
Photo by DB, 12th Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on alder (underside).
Photo by DB, 11th April 2014, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det. (DB)