Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  13/06/2023 - Salthouse Heath (Gen Det)

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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella
Gorse Leaf-miner

(Stainton, 1851)339 / 15.060
=Gorse Midget

Norfolk status
Mostly coastal in distribution in southern England from Norfolk to Cornwall.

Possibly under-recorded as mine is almost invisible, so seldom encountered. Adults may be obtained by beating gorse bushes.

Leaf-mine: September - May.
A rarely found mine on Gorse. The larva feeds in the epidermis of thinner stems and causes slight blistering.

Verification Grade Comment: Grade 4 if not on foodplant.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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13-06-2023 - Salthouse Heath Male - Mick ACourt
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
05/11/2023128TL79Weeting (Bunker's Hill)
13/06/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
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Wingspan: 6-7mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Gorse.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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