Main: (Gracillariidae / Lithocolletinae)
15.057 [B&F: 0336] Phyllonorycter dubitella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland, scrub and river-banks in parts of south-eastern England, with records north to Lancashire. The first British record was made in 1969 by the late D.W.H. Ffennell, who found mines in the leaves of Goat Willow along the Winchester by-pass. In Hampshire still rare, mostly in the south-east of the county. First recorded on the Isle of Wight in 1977 and again at Bouldnor in 2001, but not since. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Similar to P. salicicolella, which see for differences; weakly marked specimens resemble P. salictella in shape and colouring but the strigulae are more distinct (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago comes to light, but just as likely to be 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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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Portsmouth11110/07/2011Adult
Waterlooville11115/05/2004Adult
Winchester11116/07/2011Adult
Ashford Hangers NR, Steep12018/10/1993Mine
Bartley Heath Reserve1201987Adult
Botley Wood11228/10/1973Mine
Bramley Frith Woods12017/08/1988Mine
Bramley Frith Woods1201987Adult
Southsea11131/08/2012Adult
Southsea11123/08/2007Adult
Southsea11124/07/2008Adult
Southsea11123/07/1996Adult
Southsea11120/08/2003Adult
Greywell Moors Reserve12015/10/1994Larval
Havant Thicket11025/10/2013Mine
East Meon11018/10/1980Mine
Leckford12016/11/1975Mine
Portsmouth11023/07/2011Mine
Portsmouth11217/07/2012Mine
Portsmouth11018/10/2010Mine
Portsmouth11016/10/2013Mine
Parkhurst Forest10108/01/1977Mine
Sandy Point11119/05/1999Adult
Sandy Point11030/11/2013Mine
Sparsholt1101977Mine
Waterlooville11011/1975Mine
Winchester11022/10/1969Mine
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