The Moths of Suffolk
365 Phyllonorycter comparella, (Duponchel, 1843)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, possibly under-recorded

Flight Period : Double-brooded; August and October to May, overwintering

Larval foodplants : White Poplar (Populus alba) or Grey Poplar (Populus canescens)

Records : Knettishall (A Prichard, 4.viii.2007, mines on Grey Poplar)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllonorycter acerifoliella
Phyllonorycter platanoidella
Phyllonorycter geniculella
Phyllonorycter sagitella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia stigmatella
Phyllonorycter sagitella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Larval mine on Grey Poplar - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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