The Moths of Suffolk
362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland, scrub, parkland and fens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Field Maple (Acer campestre)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common everywhere, on under-side of maple-leaves. Ipswich and Whitton (Pyett), Aspall, &c. (Mly) Glemham Parva (Bloomf).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter platanoidella
Phyllonorycter geniculella
Phyllonorycter comparella
Phyllonorycter sagitella

Compare confusion species
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Leafmine on Field Maple - 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 Field Maple - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Field Maple - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Field Maple - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Field Maple - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Field Maple - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Field Maple - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Field Maple - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard