Lyonetiidae : Lyonetiinae
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Photo © David Jones,  Stoke Holy Cross MV trap 24/10/2019

Immature stages

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Lyonetia clerkella
Apple Leaf-miner
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Lyonetia prunifoliella
Striped Bent-wing

(Hübner, 1796)262 / 21.002
Norfolk status

Formerly resident in parts of southern and central England, not observed since about 1900, and thought extinct in the UK. Recently rediscovered after over 100 years.

The larvae mine the leaves of various roseaceous trees,forming a gallery leading to a blotch. The pupal cocoon closely resembles that of L. clerkella.

New for Norfolk in 2017 when an adult moth was recorded at Catfield, found sitting on a piece of Prunus in a back hedge. (A. Beaumont, 01/09/2017)
It is thought this may be a possible migrant from the Netherlands.

New for VC28 in 2019. Mine found on Blackthorn at Great Cressingham (C. McGaw, 21/09/19)

Verification Grade Comment: Mine grade R if uncertain

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/09/2020328TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
11/09/2020628TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
24/10/2019127TG20 - Norwich
21/09/2019128TF80 - Swaffham
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Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: September - May (hibernating over the winter)
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Japanese quince, Hawthorn, Apple and other roseaceous trees.
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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