The Moths of Suffolk
369 Phyllocnistis xenia, Hering, 1936

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Hedgerows and scrub

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

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

Records : Felixstowe (A Prichard, 20.ix.2001), Bawdsey (A Prichard, 19.ix.2004), Coddenham (A Prichard, 2.x.2004), Trimley St Martin (J Higgott, 7.ix.2003), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 10.ix.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhyllocnistis saligna
Phyllocnistis unipunctella
    Leaf-minePhyllocnistis unipunctella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Mine on White Poplar - Coddenham, Suffolk (2.x.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 White Poplar - Coddenham, Suffolk (2.x.2004) © A Prichard