Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0359 (ABH15.081) Phyllonorycter nicellii, (Stainton, 1851)

KR01279

Leaf mine on Hazel underside view
Leaf mine on Hazel underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hazel underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Hazel top view
Leaf mine on Hazel top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae produce a long strongly arched leaf mine.


Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 125 (46.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 14 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 June to 04 December

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 Photo © David Griffiths
Leaf mine on Alder underside view
Leaf mine on Alder underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson