The Moths of Suffolk
303 Parornix anglicella, (Stainton, 1850)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland, scrub, parkland, fens and almost any habitat where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late April to May and August

Larval foodplants : hawthorn (Crataegus) or Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis), exceptionally on Rowan (Sorbus aucuparius) or strawberry (Fragaria)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent among Fragaria. Ipswich and Bentley, usually on hawthorn (Whit.); Southwold in 1897, common at Flixton near Bungay in May and June 1891 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultParornix loganellaParornix betulae
Parornix fagivoraParornix devoniella
Parornix scoticellaParornix alpicola
Parornix finitimellaDeltaornix torquillella
    Leaf-mineParornix scoticella
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (5.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener

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Blotch mine and cone on hawthorn - 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 hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Early blotch mine on hawthorn - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Early blotch mine on hawthorn - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Early blotch mine on hawthorn - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard