The Moths of Suffolk
329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella, (Zeller, 1846)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) or Wild Plum (Prunus domestica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Locally abundant among Prunus. Hemley in 1932, bred (Whit.); Monks Soham paddock (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6.5-7.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter oxyacanthaePhyllonorycter sorbi
Phyllonorycter blancardellaPhyllonorycter hostis
Phyllonorycter junoniellaPhyllonorycter cerasicolella
Phyllonorycter lantanella
    Leaf-mineParornix finitimella
Deltaornix torquillella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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