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15.079 ~ 0357 ~ Phyllonorycter stettinensis ~ Small Alder Midget
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in England and Wales. In Scotland it is found in a few western counties.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6.5-7.5mm.

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 upperside of leaf. Larva forms a small oval mine usually situated over the midrib. Pupates in a tough cocoon within the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown