Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0321 (ABH15.040) Phyllonorycter messaniella, (Zeller, 1846)

KR01274

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Larva on oak leaf with opened mine
Larva on oak leaf with opened mine
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Oak with pupal case in corner
Leaf mine on Oak with pupal case in corner
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mine on sweet Chestnut
Mine on sweet Chestnut
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), birches (Betula spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: All year
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 225 (83.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in February 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 January to 06 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 January to 03 December

Similar Species
Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Phyllonorycter platani
Phyllonorycter platani
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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