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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