Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0296 (ABH15.017) Calybites phasianipennella, (Hübner, [1813])

KR01147

f. quadruplella
f. quadruplella
 Photo © David Griffiths
f. quadruplella
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
f. quadruplella
f. quadruplella
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

There are two main forms of this species. The nominate form has a large dorsal streak and reduced paler markings. f. quadruplella has four large creamy or whitish markings.

 

The larvae initially form a blotch mine and then roll the edge of the leaf, making two or more rolls.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 10-11mm
Foodplant(s): Water-pepper (Persicaria hydropiper), Redshank (Persicaria maculosa), Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella), Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, September-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 16 (5.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 March to 19 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 15 September to 15 September

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Larval cone on St John's Wort
Larval cone on St John's Wort
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

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