Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae (Frey, 1856)
Common Thorn Midget
15.0430 (B&F: 323)
Phyllonorycter pomonella (Zeller, 1846) invalid
Resident. Larvae are often fairly common and sometimes common in deciduous woods in both vice-counties. Well distributed in the west but probably seriously under-recorded in the east.
Double-brooded prior to 1931 in the Eastbourne district, adults flew mainly during May and August, recently from the third week of July. An adult was also identified on 28 March 1980 at Ninfield. (Pratt, 2011)