Main: (Gracillariidae / Lithocolletinae)
15.037 [B&F: 0318] Phyllonorycter tenerella (Joannis, 1915)


Local in woodland throughout much of south-eastern England, found elsewhere as an introduction in Hornbeam plantations. In Hampshire apart from one old record from Alice Holt in 1963, recorded only since 1998, mostly by Rob Edmunds around Fleet, but also near Bentley and Odiham in north Hampshire and at Lower Test Marsh in south Hampshire. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time at Osborne in 2010. Wingspan 6-8 mm. Imago may come to light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hornbeam, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Osborne (SZ59)17-Aug-2010twoBiggs, DTMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Lower Test Marshes NR (SU31)1998oneBudd, PAAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)24-Jul-2010oneGodfrey, KAdult
Bournemouth (SZ19)17-Oct-2014oneEvans, DMine
Bournemouth (SZ19)13-Jun-2015oneEvans, DAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Alice Holt (SU84)02-Sep-1963-Sadler, EALarval
Bentley Station Meadow (SU74)28-Aug-1998oneGreen, DGMine
Harewood Peak (SU44)16-Oct-2000oneGreen, DGLarval
Bentley (SU74)12-Oct-2001-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine
Odiham Common (SU75)12-Oct-2002-Edmunds, RDLarval
Rotten Green (SU75)20-Oct-2002twoEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)10-Oct-2003-Edmunds, RDLarval
Rotten Green (SU75)15-Oct-2004-Edmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)21-Oct-2004oneEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)21-Nov-2004oneEdmunds, RDPupal
Odiham Wood (SU75)22-Oct-2006-Dobson, AHMine
Odiham Common (SU75)22-Oct-2006oneLangmaid, JR; Porter, J; Collins, GAMine
Wildhern (SU35)08-Oct-2007-Budd, PAMine
Fleet (SU75)10-Oct-2008oneEdmunds, RDMine
Butterwood, Greywell (SU75)07-Nov-2010oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Wall, MJ; Dobson, AH; Boswell, PAMine
Butterwood, Greywell (SU75)15-Oct-201115Dobson, AHMine
Morgaston Wood (SU65)28-Sep-2013-Budd, PAMine
Liss Forest (SU72)15-Oct-2019-Langmaid, JR; Moore, RJ; Young, MR; Young, JEMine

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