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Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)

Small Birch Midget
15.0690 (B&F: 347)


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

Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Larvae generally occur sparingly on heathery commons in both vice-counties. Previously sometimes fairly common on Ashdown Forest, but undetected in the whole of East Sussex since 1996. Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August, June being added in recent years.
Larvae feed on (silver) birch and downy birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)
on birch, pupa not in a cocoon
Stanley Common, 18 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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