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Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)

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

Common

A resident species, with larvae often common and occasionally abundant in deciduous woods and gardens across the region. Well distributed in the West but probably seriously under-recorded in the East. Triple-brooded, flying mainly in late May, from mid-September to late October and then in late November. Larvae feed on both ordinary and evergreen oaks, hornbeam, sweet chestnut, and both common and roble beech. (Pratt, 2011)

Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
Crowborough, 05 ix 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
Findon Valley, 18 x 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling
Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
Findon Valley, 18 x 2012
Photo: M Snelling
Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
Findon Valley, 13 xi 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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