Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0333 (ABH15.054) Phyllonorycter viminiella (=salictella), (Sircom, 1848)

KR01301

Seghill, Northumberland 23-07-14
Seghill, Northumberland 23-07-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill, Northumberland 23-07-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth has more indistinct markings than most other Phyllonorycter species.

 

The larvae produce a leaf mine which is usually on smooth leaved willows.


Wingspan: 7.5-8mm
Foodplant(s): Osier (Salix viminalis), Crack-willow (Salix fragilis)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Fens, marshes and other wet areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 95 (35.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 April to 11 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 June to 15 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine of Phyllonorycter corylifoliella on Hawthorn
Leaf mine of Phyllonorycter corylifoliella on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella

Local