The Moths of Suffolk
318 Phyllonorycter tenerella, (Joannis, 1915)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows and scrub

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

Larval foodplants : Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter harrisella
Phyllonorycter heegeriella
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
    Leaf-mineParornix fagivora
Phyllonorycter esperella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Hornbeam - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.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 Hornbeam - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard