The Moths of Suffolk
353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows, heathland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : birch (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common everywhere on birch. Bentley Woods (Pyett), Aldeburgh (Ctw), Leiston (Grey , Lowestoft 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter cavella
Phyllonorycter anderidae

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

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Mine on birch - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (10.x.2002) © 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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Tangham, Suffolk (8.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Tangham, Suffolk (8.v.2009) © Lee Gregory