The Moths of Suffolk
337 Phyllonorycter hilarella, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

National Status : Common

Distribution and abundance : Rare, probably under-recorded

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late May to June and August

Larval foodplants : Sallow (Salix), usually Goat Willow (Salix caprea)

Records : Thetford (A Musgrove, 22.vii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A sallow feeder, emerging during May. Bentley Woods in 1935 (Whit.) and on wild-cherry there in 1932, Parham Wood on bushes in 1934, Blythburgh on birch in 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter viminetorum
Phyllonorycter salicicolella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter salictella
Phyllonorycter viminetorum
Phyllonorycter salicicolella
Phyllonorycter dubitella
Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman