The Moths of Suffolk
309 Deltaornix torquillella, (Zeller, 1850)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland and other places where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) or Wild Plum (Prunus domestica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Beccles in 1904 by Crowfoot (Trans. i, 36) on Gorleston palings in August and at Mildenhall in late May (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm


Confusion species
    AdultParornix loganellaParornix betulae
Parornix fagivoraParornix anglicella
Parornix devoniellaParornix scoticella
Parornix alpicolaParornix finitimella
    Leaf-mineParornix finitimella
Phyllonorycter spinicolella

Compare confusion species

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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart

Leaf-mine occurrence

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovaimago ovalarvaimago larva larvapupa pupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Confirmed by Jon Clifton by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2011) © Neil Sherman