The Moths of Suffolk
344 Phyllonorycter strigulatella, (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

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

Larval foodplants : Grey Alder (Alnus incana)

Records : Elveden (J Langmaid & P Sterling, 18.ix.1996)

Morley's Final Catalogue : P. strigulatella and P. rajella not distinguished in Morley's time - Common about alders. Belstead, Ipswich, Sproughton, Bromeswell, bred (Whit.); Hacheston (Hkr); Leiston (Grey); Lowestoft (Bd). West Stow (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter salicicolellaPhyllonorycter dubitella
Phyllonorycter cavellaPhyllonorycter ulicicolella
Phyllonorycter scopariellaPhyllonorycter maestingella
Phyllonorycter coryli, Nut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter esperella
Phyllonorycter rajellaPhyllonorycter distentella
Phyllonorycter anderidaePhyllonorycter quinqueguttella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter rajella
Phyllonorycter froelichiella
Phyllonorycter kleemannella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Eye, Suffolk (4.viii.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Life history chart
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