The Moths of Suffolk
330 Phyllonorycter cerasicolella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Hedgerows and woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Cultivated cherry (Prunus), Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) or Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Holbrook, Ipswich and Hasketon, bred in 1930-34 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter oxyacanthaePhyllonorycter sorbi
Phyllonorycter blancardellaPhyllonorycter hostis
Phyllonorycter junoniellaPhyllonorycter spinicolella
Phyllonorycter lantanella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter sorbi

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leaf-mine on cherry - Brandon, Suffolk (19.x.2002) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leaf-mine on cherry - Shrubland Park, Suffolk (3.x.2004) © A Prichard