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Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764)

Beech Midget
15.0630 (B&F: 341)

Synonym(s):
Phyllonorycter faginella (Zeller, 1846)


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

Common

Resident. Larvae are often fairly common to common and sometimes very common in many deciduous woods in both vice-counties.
Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August. Larvae feed on beech. (Pratt, 2011)

Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764)
upper-side of mine on beech
Rowland Wood, 14 xi 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764)
underside mine on beech
Rowland Wood, 14 xi 2012
Photo: B Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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