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15.078 ~ 0356 ~ Phyllonorycter tristrigella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common in England and Wales as far as the Scottish borders.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found on the eastern edge of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7.5-8.5mm.

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)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms tube like mine from the midrib to almost the leaf edge. Pupates in a strong greenish-brown cocoon within the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th Aug 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on english elm