Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0320 (ABH15.039) Phyllonorycter quercifoliella, (Zeller, 1839)

KR01292

Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Frass covered cocoon in mine on Oak
Frass covered cocoon in mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This is the most common of the oak-feeding Phyllonorycters.

 

The larvae produce a small blotch mine on the underside of a leaf.


Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 229 (84.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 April to 29 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 June to 02 December

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Phyllonorycter platani
Phyllonorycter platani
 Photo © Barry Dickerson