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0345 ~ Phyllonorycter rajella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

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)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Alder.

Lifestage data

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 12th Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on alder (underside).

Photo by DB, 11th April 2014, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det. (DB)