The Moths of Suffolk
351 Phyllonorycter lautella, (Zeller, 1846)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, possibly under-recorded

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : deciduous oak (Quercus)

Records : Thorpeness (A M Emmet, 3.ix.1985), West Suffolk (A M Emmet), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 11.xi.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Holbrook, Bentley and south of Thetford in 1932-4 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter nigrescentella
Phyllonorycter insignitella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter harrisellaPhyllonorycter harrisella
Phyllonorycter roborisPhyllonorycter heegeriella
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniellaPhyllonorycter quercifoliella
Phyllonorycter messaniellaPhyllonorycter muelleriella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Adult hatched from mine collected in 2004. - Ipswich, Suffolk (xi.2004) © Neil Sherman

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Mine on oak (Quercus) - North Cove, Suffolk (16.x.2010) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ova larvapupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larvapupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Mine on oak (Quercus) - North Cove, Suffolk (16.x.2010) © A Prichard
Mine confirmed from hatched adult. Collected from Oak sapling - Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener