The Moths of Suffolk
324 Phyllonorycter sorbi, (Frey, 1855)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland

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

Larval foodplants : Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) or Bird-cherry (Prunus padus), occasionally Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)

Records : Redlingfield Wood (N Sherman & J Clifton, 6.x.2002), Thetford Warren (A Musgrove, 13.x.2000), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 18.ix.2002), Elveden (P Sterling, 14.vii.2004), Stallode (A Prichard, 3.x.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred by Dr. Whittingham in 1935 at Bentley.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7.5-8.5mm


Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter oxyacanthaePhyllonorycter blancardella
Phyllonorycter hostisPhyllonorycter junoniella
Phyllonorycter spinicolellaPhyllonorycter cerasicolella
Phyllonorycter lantanella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter mespilella
Phyllonorycter hostis
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
Phyllonorycter lantanella

Compare confusion species

Leaf-mine occurrence

Life history chart
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