The Moths of Suffolk
325 Phyllonorycter mespilella, (Hübner, 1805)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, probably under-recorded

Habitats : Long established woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis) or Wild Pear (Pyrus communis), occasionally Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria) or some other rosaceous tree.

Records : Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 11.x.2000), Martlesham Heath (A Prichard, 1.xi.2001), Stallode (A Prichard, 3.x.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter sorbi
Phyllonorycter hostis
Phyllonorycter lantanella

Compare confusion species
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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