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Phyllonorycter messaniella
Ilex Leaf-miner (Zeller, 1846)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
321 / 15.040
Photo © James Emerson,  Felbrigg Great Wood 22/10/2017

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Common Oak Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Plane Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter platani
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: all months of the year.
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Hornbeam, Birch, Plum, Apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Status
Widespread and common.
More or less continuously brooded.

Note the length of the wing streak barley reaches the middle of the wing. The streak in the similar Phyllonorycter quercifoliella extends to almost two-thirds.

Leaf-mine: March - April, July, October

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Accept if on Evergreen Oak, if not then rear through

Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
20/07/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
19/07/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
13/07/2024+28TL79Cranwich
11/07/2024128TL99Great Hockham
10/07/2024628TL99Merton
02/07/2024228TF74Titchwell
24/06/2024128TM08Snetterton (circuit)
13/06/2024227TM07Redgrave & Lopham Fen
01/06/2024+27TG11Horsford
28/05/2024128TF74Titchwell
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