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Leucoptera malifoliella
Pear-leaf Blister Moth (Costa, 1836)
Lyonetiidae: Cemiostominae
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Photo © Graham Moates,  Billingford 03/09/2017

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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, apple, Whitebeam, Rowan, Pear, Blackthorn, Quince, Cotoneaster
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Larva makes a distinctive round, with spiral frass, blotch mine in a leaf of Hawthorn and others.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: L when on hawthorn to distinguish from Stigmella paradoxa

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2021+28TF73 - Docking/Bircham
09/10/2021+28TF60 - Downham/Fincham
03/10/2021+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
25/09/2021+28TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
18/09/2021+28TF73 - Docking/Bircham
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