The Moths of Suffolk
323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae, (Frey, 1856)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland, scrub and elsewhere the foodplant grows

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : hawthorn (Crataegus), occasionally pear (Pyrus) or Quince (Cydonia vulgaris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent about hawthorn. Ipswich district 1930-4, bred (Whit.); Leiston (Grey); Lowestoft (Bd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter sorbiPhyllonorycter blancardella
Phyllonorycter hostisPhyllonorycter junoniella
Phyllonorycter spinicolellaPhyllonorycter cerasicolella
Phyllonorycter lantanella
    Leaf-mineParornix anglicella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard