Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0347 (ABH15.069) Phyllonorycter anderidae, (Fletcher, 1885)



General Information

The larvae of this species create a small mine arching the leaf.

Wingspan: 5.5-6.5mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local


Heathland scrub and moors.

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 April to 16 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 July to 02 November

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 Photo © Ian Fisher