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Phyllonorycter rajella
Common Alder Midget (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
345 / 15.067
Photo © Rob Edmunds

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Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Flight: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Variable species with broad whitish basal streak.
Wet woodland, fens, hedgerows and areas where foodplant occurs.

Leaf-mine: July, September - October.
Small triangular blotch mine

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
01/11/2020+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
30/10/2020+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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