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,

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

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm


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

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2011) © Neil Sherman