The Moths of Suffolk
367 Phyllocnistis saligna, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Double-brooded; July and September to April, overwintering

Larval foodplants : Purple Willow (Salix purpurea), less often on Crack Willow (Salix fragilis) and other smooth-leaved willows

Records : Melton (N Sherman, 29.viii.2004), Claydon (A Prichard, 27.xii.2004), Minsmere RSPB Reserve (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 1.x.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllocnistis ramulicola
Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Phyllocnistis xenia
    Leaf-minePhyllocnistis ramulicola

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener

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Mine on Salix twigs and leaf found by Neil Sherman - Melton, Suffolk (29.viii.2004) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on Salix twigs and leaf found by Neil Sherman - Melton, Suffolk (29.viii.2004) © A Prichard
First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman