The Moths of Suffolk
363 Phyllonorycter platanoidella, (Joannis, 1920)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland, parks, plantations

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter acerifoliella
Phyllonorycter geniculella
Phyllonorycter comparella
Phyllonorycter sagitella

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