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Phyllonorycter viminetorum
Osier Midget Stainton, 1854
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
334 / 15.055
Photo © Steve Joyner,  Natural Surroundings 12/5/14 Gen Det J Clifton

Similar Norfolk Species
Long-streak Midget
Phyllonorycter salicicolella
Sallow Midget
Phyllonorycter hilarella
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Osier
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
Osier beds and marshy areas.
Very local and uncommon throughout England.

Leaf-mine: similar mine to P. viminella (=salictella)

Leafmines on Osier Willow (Salix viminalis) could be Phyllonorycter viminiella or P. viminetorum. The pupa of P. viminetorum is without a cocoon. P. viminiella has a tough pale brown cocoon. - JRL

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/10/2014+28TM07 - Roydon/Blo Norton
12/05/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/08/2013+27TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
22/10/2010128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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