Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0358 (ABH15.080) Phyllonorycter froelichiella, (Zeller, 1839)

KR01247

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

One of the larger species of Phyllonorycter.

 

The larvae create a long mine on the underside of a leaf between two veins.


Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 47 (17.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 13 November

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

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Elm top view
Leaf mine on Elm top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Alder
Leaf mine on Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hazel underside view
Leaf mine on Hazel underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson