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


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

Compare confusion species

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Eye, Suffolk (8.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Leaf-mine occurrence

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

Further Photographs

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Confirmed by dissection, Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (19.v.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener