The Moths of Suffolk
357 Phyllonorycter stettinensis, (Nicelli, 1852)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Wet woodland, fens, hedgerows

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : One example (there may have been many ) flying round alder at Foxhall near Ipswich on 27 May 1907; the species feeds on the upper-side of those leaves (Mly). Sproughton, Bromeswell in 1932 and in remarkable profusion, three or four larvae occurring in single leaves, at Eye during 1933 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6.5-7.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter schreberellaPhyllonorycter emberizaepenella
Phyllonorycter scabiosellaPhyllonorycter tristrigella
Phyllonorycter froelichiellaPhyllonorycter nicellii
Phyllonorycter kleemannellaPhyllonorycter trifasciella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia elongella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Larval mine on alder - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © 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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Larval mine on alder - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard