The Moths of Suffolk
320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, probably under-recorded

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late April to May and August to early September

Larval foodplants : deciduous oak (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent in Bentley Woods (Pyett), Frostenden, Foxhall, Aspall (Mly), Bramford and elsewhere round Ipswich; Fritton, on Gorleston palings, &c. On oak, bred Thetford, &c. (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm


Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter messaniella
Phyllonorycter platani
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter harrisellaPhyllonorycter harrisella
Phyllonorycter roborisPhyllonorycter heegeriella
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniellaPhyllonorycter messaniella
Phyllonorycter muelleriellaPhyllonorycter lautella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.iv.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

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

Further Photographs

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Langham, Essex (1.v.2009) © Stuart Read
Hatched from mine on oak (Quercus) - Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman