The Moths of Suffolk
342 Phyllonorycter coryli, Nut Leaf Blister Moth, (Nicelli, 1851)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, parkland and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Hazel (Corylus avellana)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually a common kind among hazel. Holbrook and bred at Bentley, 1931-3 (Whit.); Belstead (Mly); Glemham (Bloomf.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter salicicolellaPhyllonorycter dubitella
Phyllonorycter cavellaPhyllonorycter ulicicolella
Phyllonorycter scopariellaPhyllonorycter maestingella
Phyllonorycter esperellaPhyllonorycter strigulatella
Phyllonorycter rajellaPhyllonorycter distentella
Phyllonorycter anderidaePhyllonorycter quinqueguttella
    Leaf-mineParornix devoniella
Phyllonorycter nicellii

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Mine on Hazel - Coddenham, Suffolk (3.x.2004) © 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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Early blotch mine on hazel - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (3.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener