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

 

Notes: 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.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Nunneys Wood10105/07/1995Pupal
Nunney's Wood10105/07/1995Larval
Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse12027/09/2016Mine (vacated)
Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse12020/08/2017Mine (vacated)
Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse12022/08/2017Mine (vacated)
Pamber Forest 12130/09/2002Mine
Parkhurst Forest10121/07/2004Mine
Parkhurst Forest (74/92/01)1021973Mine (vacated)
St Catherine's Hill 11010/10/2013Mine
Swanmore11023/10/1988Mine
West Park (VC 11)11013/10/2001Larval
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