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Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936

Kent Bent-wing
15.0930 (B&F: 369)

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

Nationally Scarce B

The first Sussex record when larval mines and cocoons were discovered on white poplar in October 2003 at Sidlesham and Pagham Harbour. Caterpillars were still present at Sidlesham in 2004 and excavations were also found at Rookwood near West Wittering in September of the same year. Subsequently discovered at Ferring Rife (2004) and at Storrington in 2008 where they fed on grey poplar. Adults are nationally double-brooded, flying during July and again from September to April. (Pratt, 2011).

Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
dissected by Tony Davis
Thorney Ialand, 08 viii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936
mine on White Poplar
West Wittering, 04 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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