The Moths of Suffolk
263 Lyonetia clerkella, Apple Leaf Miner, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), cherry (Prunus), apple (Malus), birch (Betula), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and other Rosaceae, including Cotoneaster spp.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley Woods in Feb.-March, and Barren Heath in Ipswich during November (Mly); Ipswich and Lackford, bred (Whit.); common among crab-apples at Glemham Magna (Bloomf.); Southwold in 1897, and Flixton (Ctw); Gorleston in October.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (22.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener

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Vacated leafmine on cherry - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Silver Birch - Mildenhall, Suffolk (25.ix.2002) © A Prichard
Vacated leaf mine on cherry - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Vacated leaf mine on cherry - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Laurel found by Keith Knights - Belton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Laurel found by Keith Knights - Belton, Suffolk (14.x.2006) © A Prichard
Dark form - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.x.2013) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2014) © Neil Sherman