Incurvariidae: Incurvariinae

0128 (ABH8.005) Phylloporia bistrigella, (Haworth, 1828)


Longhorsley Moor
Longhorsley Moor
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Longhorsley Moor
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

The larvae produce a long mine which ends in whitish blotch. A case is cut from the end of the blotch leaving an oval hole approximately 4mm long. The case falls to the ground where the larva pupates.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Birch scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 May to 03 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 11 November

Similar Species
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
Antispila treitschkiella mine on Dogwood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Larva Type:
Yellow, Green, Brown