Main: (Gracillariidae / Lithocolletinae)
15.045 [B&F: 0325] Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner, [1805])

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland throughout much of England, southern Wales and eastern Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight like the foodplant, very rare, and restricted to just a handful of sites. Wingspan 6-8 mm. Similar to P. oxyacanthae, which see for differences. Imago rarely seen at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage. Larva mines leaves of Wild Service-tree, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)13-Oct-2001-Green, David G Larval
VC10 Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1973twoFfennell, DWHMine (vacated)
Nunney's Wood (SZ48)05-Jul-1995oneBiggs, David Pupal
Nunney's Wood (SZ48)05-Jul-1995oneBiggs, David Larval
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)21-Jul-2004oneCheverton, JMMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Swanmore (SU51)23-Oct-1988-Langmaid, JohnMine
St Catherine's Hill, Winchester (SZ19)10-Oct-2013-Budd, Philip Mine
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)30-Sep-2002oneDennis, GrahamMine
Pamber Forest (SU66)27-Sep-2016-Dennis, GrahamMine (vacated)
Pamber Forest (SU66)20-Aug-2017-Dennis, GrahamMine (vacated)
Pamber Forest (SU66)22-Aug-2017-Dennis, GrahamMine (vacated)
Pamber Forest (SU66)14-Aug-2018-Dennis, GrahamMine (vacated)
Pamber Forest (SU66)18-Oct-2020-Dennis, GrahamMine

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