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15.092 ~ 0368 ~ Phyllocnistis unipunctella ~ Poplar Bent-wing
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in England and Wales as far north as Cheshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very few records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-8mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken, very similar to other species of Phyllocnistis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Open country, woodlands and gardens.


Poplar spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on either side of leaf. Larva forms a long irregular gallery. Pupates in a silken cocoon at the end of the mine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JEG, 4th Aug 2014, Llyn Coed y Dinas