The Moths of Suffolk
359 Phyllonorycter nicellii, (Stainton, 1851)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Hazel (Corylus avellana)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred Holbrook, Bentley and Wetheringset in 1931-3 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter schreberellaPhyllonorycter emberizaepenella
Phyllonorycter scabiosellaPhyllonorycter tristrigella
Phyllonorycter stettinensisPhyllonorycter froelichiella
Phyllonorycter kleemannellaPhyllonorycter trifasciella
    Leaf-mineParornix devoniella
Phyllonorycter coryli, Nut Leaf Blister Moth

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Hazel - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.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 Hazel - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard