The Moths of Suffolk
352 Phyllonorycter schreberella, (Fabricius, 1781)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Elm (Ulmus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Attached to elm. Bred in the Ipswich district during 1932-3 (Whit.); Swefling (Bloomf.); Leiston (Grey); Southwold in 1897 (Ctw); Fritton in June 1932 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6.5-7.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter emberizaepenellaPhyllonorycter scabiosella
Phyllonorycter tristrigellaPhyllonorycter stettinensis
Phyllonorycter froelichiellaPhyllonorycter nicellii
Phyllonorycter kleemannellaPhyllonorycter trifasciella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter tristrigella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on elm - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on elm - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard