The Moths of Suffolk
364 Phyllonorycter geniculella, (Ragonot, 1874)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows and woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ipswich in 1934-5 (Whittingham, Trans. ii, p. cxcvi).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter acerifoliella
Phyllonorycter platanoidella
Phyllonorycter comparella
Phyllonorycter sagitella

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (22.vii.2004) © Paul Kitchener

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Leafmine on Sycamore - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © 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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Blotch mine on sycamore - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Blotch mine on sycamore - Hadleigh, Suffolk (23.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sycamore - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman