The Moths of Suffolk
332 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows, Woodland, scrub, heathland, fens and other areas where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and August, single-brooded in the north

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), apple (Malus), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis), also Wild Pear (Pyrus communis), Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria), birch (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common at Ipswich in 1897 (Pyett) and bred there in 1932-4 (Whit.); Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Leiston, Glemham Magna, Lowestoft. Gorleston, Benhall and Parham wood during May (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter leucographella, Firethorn Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter salictella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia betulicola
Callisto denticulella
Phyllonorycter hostis
Phyllonorycter leucographella, Firethorn Leaf-miner

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on hawthorn - Cavenham Heath, Suffolk (9.ix.2006) © A Prichard