Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0353 (ABH15.075) Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella, (Hübner, [1817])

KR01326

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Larva of Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella
Larva of Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae form a blotch mine on the underside of a leaf causing creases in the lower epidermis of the leaf.


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

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 28 November