The Moths of Suffolk
361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, edgerows, fens and scrub

Flight Period : Usually triple-brooded; May, August and November

Larval foodplants : Honeysuckle (Lonicera), occasionally Snow-berry (Symphoricarpos rivularis) or Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually common on honeysuckle. One at Ipswich on 22 July 1898 (Pyett); common at Bentley, Nacton, Hemley, Eyke, 1931-5, bred (Whit.); Leiston (Grey); in cop. among honeysuckle in Monks Soham garden as late as 5 October 1915 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter schreberellaPhyllonorycter emberizaepenella
Phyllonorycter scabiosellaPhyllonorycter tristrigella
Phyllonorycter stettinensisPhyllonorycter froelichiella
Phyllonorycter nicelliiPhyllonorycter kleemannella
    Leaf-minePhyllonorycter emberizaepenella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman

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Blotch mine on underside, causing leaf to curl - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Blotch mine on underside, of honeysuckle leaf causing it to curl - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.v.2015) © Paul Kitchener