Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0356 (ABH15.078) Phyllonorycter tristrigella, (Haworth, 1828)

KR01322

Leaf mine on Elm top view
Leaf mine on Elm top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Elm top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Leaf mine on Elm underside view
Leaf mine on Elm underside view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species has two charactistic bands across the forewing and a chevron-like mark nearer the wingtip.

 

The larvae produce a long, narrow tubular leaf mine.


Wingspan: 7.5-8.5mm
Foodplant(s): elms (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 191 (70.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 May to 10 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 24 June to 30 November

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Phyllonorycter schreberella
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Leaf mine on Alder
Leaf mine on Alder
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
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Buckworth Wood, nr. Huntingdon. Mine on Alder. Emerged 16th Aug. 2021.
Buckworth Wood, nr. Huntingdon. Mine on Alder. Emerged 16th Aug. 2021.
 Photo © Jonathan Newman