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15.086 ~ 0364 ~ Phyllonorycter geniculella ~ Sycamore Midget
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a handful of sites, mainly 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)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown