Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0341 (ABH15.063) Phyllonorycter maestingella, (Müller, 1764)

KR01270

Howick Hall
Howick Hall
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Howick Hall
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Leaf mine on Beech
Leaf mine on Beech
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Beech underside view
Leaf mine on Beech underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae produce a long leaf mine between the veins of a leaf.


Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Foodplant(s): Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 126 (46.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in December 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 14 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 June to 27 December

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Leaf mines on Hazel
Leaf mines on Hazel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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