Main: (Gracillariidae / Lithocolletinae)
15.058 [B&F: 0337] Phyllonorycter hilarella (Zetterstedt, 1839)


Common in woodland edges and woodland rides throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a generally rather uncommon species. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Imago can be separated from several very similar Phyllonorycter species only by dissection of the genitalia, and much more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)25-Nov-2001-Green, David G Larval
West Park (SU11)02-Dec-2001-Green, David G Larval
VC10 Isle of Wight
Luccombe (SZ57)07-Jun-1972-Appleton, DMAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)08-Jan-197712Dickson, RichardMine
Firestone Copse (SZ59)20-Nov-1995-Biggs, David Larval
Firestone Copse (SZ59)20-Nov-1995-Biggs, David Larval
Firestone Copse (SZ59)20-Nov-1995-Biggs, DTMine
Combley Great Wood (SZ58)31-Oct-1999-Biggs, DTMine
Combley Great Wood (SZ58)31-Oct-1999-Biggs, David Larval
Walter's Copse (SZ49)24-Nov-2006-Biggs, David Mine
Whippingham (SZ59)30-Oct-2013oneBiggs, David Mine
VC11 South Hampshire
Hazel Holt (SU51)27-Oct-1973-Dickson, RichardLarval
Botley Wood (SU50)28-Oct-1973-Dickson, RichardLarval
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)01-Jun-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Waterlooville (SU60)01-Nov-1975-Langmaid, JohnMine
Hen Wood, East Meon (SU62)18-Oct-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine
Braishfield (SU32)19-Oct-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine
Farlington Marshes HWT NR (SU60)1984-Langmaid, JR-
Botley Wood (SU50)07-May-1984oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
West Walk, Wickham (SU61)11-Jun-1987oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Fort Fareham (SU50)09-Jul-1998-Norriss, TJ; Dickson, RJ; Potts, P; Binsted, NLarval
Marwell (SU52)08-Aug-2005oneGreen, David G Adult
Fareham (SU50)12-Sep-2006oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Petersfield Heath Pond (SU72)15-Nov-2006-Langmaid, JohnMine
Botley Wood (SU50)17-Aug-2011oneDavis, Tony Adult
Havant Thicket (SU71)13-Nov-2013oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanMine
Ashurst, NF (SU31)30-Aug-2015oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Denmead (SU61)05-Oct-2015-Langmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungMine
Pennington (SZ39)04-Aug-2018oneCoomber, Richard Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)23-May-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)14-Aug-1976-Dickson, RichardLarval
Pamber Forest (SU66)14-Aug-1976twoDickson, RichardMine
Bramley Frith (SU65)01-Oct-1992-Dobson, Tony Larval
Eelmoor Marsh SSSI (SU85)24-Jul-1998-Green, David G Larval
Eelmoor Marsh SSSI (SU85)24-Jul-1998-Green, David G Adult
Fleet Pond (SU85)14-Oct-2001-Edmunds, RDMine
Fleet Pond (SU85)14-Oct-2001-Edmunds, RDLarval
Fleet Pond (SU85)19-Oct-2002threeEdmunds, RDMine
Fleet (SU85)01-Oct-2006oneEdmunds, RDLarval
Pamber Forest (SU66)27-Aug-2008oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Leckford (SU33)04-May-2010oneElliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnAdult
Weston Colley (SU53)16-Sep-2010-Green, David G Larval
Butter Wood nr Greywell (SU75)07-Nov-2010oneLangmaid, John Mine
Black Wood (SU54)08-Sep-2011-Green, David G Larval
Home Farm Wood, Burkham (SU64)09-Oct-2011-Langmaid, John, M.J. Wall, D.G. Green & T NorrissMine
Cholderton (SU24)14-Jul-2018twoNorriss, Tim, Henry EdmundsAdult
Liss Forest (SU72)15-Oct-2019-Langmaid, JR; Moore, RJ; Young, MR; Young, JEMine
Farnborough (SU85)30-Jul-2020oneWills, Keith Adult

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