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Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850)

Firethorn Leaf Miner
15.0530 (B&F: 332a)

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


Resident. Larvae usually occur commonly in a range of habitats in both vice-counties. Probably seriously under-recorded in East Sussex.
Triple-brooded nationally, flying mainly from April to May, during July, and again in September and October, although a few Sussex records of adults date to just May, August, and September.
Larvae feed on pyracantha, apple leaves, and hawthorn. (Pratt, 2011)

Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850)
Hastings, 18 viii 2020
Photo: Angela Bogie
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850)
Motcombe Eastbourne, 07 vi 2013
Photo: David E Lester
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850)
Mine on Sorbus sp.
Stanmer Park, Brighton, 19 ix 2011
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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