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15.08 ~ 0358 ~ Phyllonorycter froelichiella ~ Broad-barred Midget
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-10mm.

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 (Univoltine?)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a large mine, 25mm from the midrib to the edge of the leaf. Pupates in an off white cocoon within the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 31st Aug 2009, Commins Coch

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

Photo by JEG, 24th Sept 2016, Breidden
Reared from larva