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Phyllonorycter spinicolella (Zeller, 1846)

Sloe Midget
15.0490 (B&F: 329)

Phyllonorycter pomonella sensu auctt. nec (Zeller, 1846)

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


Resident. Larvae usually occur singly or sparingly in both vice-counties, although they are sometimes common at Woods Mill. Widespread.
Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August, sometimes to the third week of September, although the month of April has recently been added.
Larvae feed on sloe, plum and cherry. (Pratt, 2011)

Phyllonorycter spinicolella (Zeller, 1846)
mine on Blackthorn
Sidlesham, 19 xi 2011
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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