Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0345 (ABH15.067) Phyllonorycter rajella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01294

Seghill, Northumberland 23-07-14
Seghill, Northumberland 23-07-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill, Northumberland 23-07-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Alder underside view
Leaf mine on Alder underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Alder top view
Leaf mine on Alder top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species is quite variable but has a broad whitish basal streak.

 

The larvae produce a small triangular blotch mine.


Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Wet woodland, fens and hedgerows

Regional Information

Recorded in 46 (17%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 April to 13 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 June to 13 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Hornbeam
Leaf mine on Hornbeam
 Photo © Barry Dickerson