The Moths of Suffolk
326 Phyllonorycter blancardella, (Fabricius, 1781)

National Status : Common

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, probably under-recorded

Habitats : Woodland, wherever the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : apple (Malus)

Records : Bradfield Woods (J Clifton, 9.x.2004), Minsmere RSPB Reserve (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 1.x.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred at Holbrook and Bentley in 1932-5 (Whit.); Blythbro Wood 1936 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8.5mm

Identification

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

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Click to view full size image
Eye, Suffolk (8.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Leaf-mine occurrence
JFMAMJJASOND
T

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
pupa pupa pupa pupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larvapupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larvapupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

Click to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Confirmed by dissection, Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (19.v.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener