The Moths of Suffolk
339 Phyllonorycter ulicicolella, (Stainton, 1851)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Distribution and abundance : Rare, possibly under-recorded

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early July

Larval foodplants : gorse (Ulex europaeus)

Records : Southwold (D Lees & A Pearson, 27.vi.1992)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Always found among gorse. Lowestoft (Boyd), &c.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter salicicolellaPhyllonorycter dubitella
Phyllonorycter cavellaPhyllonorycter scopariella
Phyllonorycter maestingellaPhyllonorycter coryli, Nut Leaf Blister Moth
Phyllonorycter esperellaPhyllonorycter strigulatella
Phyllonorycter rajellaPhyllonorycter distentella
Phyllonorycter anderidaePhyllonorycter quinqueguttella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2011) © Neil Sherman