Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0318 (ABH15.037) Phyllonorycter tenerella, (Joannis, 1915)

KR01317

Mine on Hornbeam - top view
Mine on Hornbeam - top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on Hornbeam - top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Mine on Hornbeam - underside view
Mine on Hornbeam - underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae produce a narrow, tubular mine between the veins of a leaf.


Wingspan: 6-8mm
Foodplant(s): Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Flying: Two generations, May and July-August
UK Presence: Accidental Introduction
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 22 (8.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 18 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 July to 13 November

Similar Species

Local