Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0315 (ABH15.034) Phyllonorycter harrisella, (Linnaeus, 1761)



General Information

This species has narrower and more indistinct chevrons on the forewing than many of its close relatives.

Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common



Regional Information

Recorded in 147 (54.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 April to 11 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 March to 03 December

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Mine on Hornbeam - top view
Mine on Hornbeam - top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson