The Moths of Suffolk
319 Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : pRDB3

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

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

Larval foodplants : deciduous oak (Quercus)

Records : Thetford Heath (F Butcher, A Dobson, J Phillips & D Young,, Brandon (H Beaumont & G Boyd, 31.v.1997), Thurston (P Bryant, 22.v.2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very local kind, in oak-leaves. Observed at only Brandon (Lord Walsingham), Mildenhall in May 1935 (Mly) and bred to south of Thetford in 1932-5 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7.5-9mm


Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter harrisella
Phyllonorycter heegeriella
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter harrisellaPhyllonorycter harrisella
Phyllonorycter roborisPhyllonorycter heegeriella
Phyllonorycter quercifoliellaPhyllonorycter messaniella
Phyllonorycter muelleriellaPhyllonorycter lautella

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Flight chart

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ova larvapupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larva larvapupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Beaten from Oak - Bradfield woods, Suffolk (3.v.2014) © Neil Sherman