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0364 ~ Phyllonorycter geniculella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in Britain as far north as Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 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)


Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Sycamore.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a small round but irregular mine on the edge of the leaf. Pupates in a greyish cocoon within the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown