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Phyllonorycter platani
Plane Leaf-miner (Staudinger, 1870)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
321a / 15.041
Photo © James Emerson,  18/01/18. Bred through from a leaf-mine collected from Norwich city centre.

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Wingspan: 8-10 mm.
Flight: April - May and Aug.
Foodplant:   London Plane
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Status
Local.
Discovered in London in 1989.
The species has slowly spread through the Southern counties and into Norfolk in 2002.

Distinctive species with golden ochre ground colour and markings of silvery white edged with grey.

Leaf-mine: July - November.
Large mines, often several in one leaf.

Recorded in 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
11/07/2024127TM19Forncett St Mary
29/10/2023+28TF61King's Lynn
07/10/2023+28TF90Watton
19/09/2023+28TL98Bridgham
19/09/2023+28TF61King's Lynn
07/09/2023127TG10Bowthorpe
03/09/2023+28TF74Holme
24/08/2023+28TF63Snettisham
22/08/2023128TF62King's Lynn
22/06/2023127TM09Attleborough
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