< Phyllonorycter heegeriella

Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella >

Phyllonorycter tenerella (Joannis, 1915)

Hornbeam Midget
15.0370 (B&F: 318)

Phyllonorycter tenella (Zeller, 1846) homonym

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gracillarioidea
    »Family: Gracillariidae
      »Subfamily: Lithocolletinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


A resident species, occurring sparingly in a few deciduous woods across the region. In danger of extinction in the West. Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August. Larvae feed on hornbeam. (Pratt, 2011)

Phyllonorycter tenerella (Joannis, 1915)
mine on hornbeam
Kent, 12 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

Copyright The Sussex Moth Group © 2022
Valid HTML5