Appendix A: (Gracillariidae / Phyllocnistinae)
15.0931 [B&F: 0366b] Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, 1856


A miner of the leaves and fruit of Citrus species. First described from India, it has become widespread globally wherever Citrus is grown commercially, spread by the export of the hostplant: in continental Europe recorded from the Azores, Balearic Isles Canary Isles, and throughout the Mediterranean region. In Britain, the first written account was of mines found and adults reared from Citrus from a garden centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in October 2012 by Robert Homan and recounted in Entomologist's Rec. J. Var (124) 2012: 279-281, which highlights the multiple incidents of interceptions at British ports and airports by the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate, and prior findings of mines in garden centres and supermarkets between 2004 and 2008. First identified in Hampshire from a shop-bought Citrus in 2014, and new to the Isle of Wight in 2020.

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)22-Sep-2020twoBarden, Phil Mine (vacated)
VC11 South Hampshire
Chandlers Ford (SU41)15-Mar-2014oneElliott, Brian Mine

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