The Moths of Suffolk
304 Parornix devoniella, (Stainton, 1850)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Hazel (Corylus avellana)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley, Ipswich, Hemley, Wetheringset, bred in 1930-3 (Whit.); common among hazel at Leiston (Bloomf.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultParornix loganellaParornix betulae
Parornix fagivoraParornix anglicella
Parornix scoticellaParornix alpicola
Parornix finitimellaDeltaornix torquillella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter coryli, Nut Leaf Blister Moth
Phyllonorycter nicellii

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Hazel - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Hazel - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hazel - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Hazel - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard