The Moths of Suffolk
305 Parornix scoticella, (Stainton, 1850)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland, orchards, gardens, moorland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August, single-brooded in the north

Larval foodplants : Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria), Swedish Whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia), apple (Malus), or less often Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis)

Records : Barton Mills (A M Emmet, 07.xii.1983), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 19.x.2001, 1.xi.2001, 2.x.2002), Thetford (A Prichard, 5.x.2003), East Suffolk (S A Manning 1980)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred by the Bishop from larvae at Ipswich 1931-5 (Entom. 1937, p. 31).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm


Confusion species
    AdultParornix loganellaParornix betulae
Parornix fagivoraParornix anglicella
Parornix devoniellaParornix alpicola
Parornix finitimellaDeltaornix torquillella
    Leaf-mineParornix anglicella
Callisto denticulella
Phyllonorycter blancardella
Phyllonorycter hostis

Compare confusion species

Leaf-mine occurrence

Life history chart
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