The Moths of Suffolk
332a Phyllonorycter leucographella, Firethorn Leaf-miner, (Zeller, 1850)

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

National Status : Common

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Gardens, parks, hedgerows and scrub

Larval foodplants : Pyracantha, hawthorn (Crataegus) and apple (Malus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter corylifoliella
Phyllonorycter salictella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia betulicola
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (6.ix.2007) © Stuart Read

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Mine on Pyracantha - Woolpit, Suffolk (v.2012) © P. Bryant

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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Woolpit, Suffolk (8.vi.2013) © P.Bryant
Found flying around Pyracantha bush - Blo Norton, Norfolk (11.x.2014) © Neil Sherman