The Moths of Suffolk
356 Phyllonorycter tristrigella, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows or scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Elm (Ulmus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found only on 22 July 1898 in Ipswich (Pyett), doubtless among elm, whence the Bishop has bred it plentifully in the same district.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7.5-8.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter schreberellaPhyllonorycter emberizaepenella
Phyllonorycter scabiosellaPhyllonorycter stettinensis
Phyllonorycter froelichiellaPhyllonorycter nicellii
Phyllonorycter kleemannellaPhyllonorycter trifasciella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter schreberella

Compare confusion species
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Mine on elm - Ufford, Suffolk (28.x.2004) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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