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15.081 ~ 0359 ~ Phyllonorycter nicellii ~ Red Hazel Midget
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, but more common in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Lightly recorded across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-8mm.

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 an elongate mine 15-20mm long, generally between the veins. Pupates in a white cocoon within the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th Sept 2011, Middletown
Leaf mine on hazel.

Photo by DB, 18th Sept 2011, Middletown

Photo by GBC, 29th June 2015, Lake Vyrnwy