Main: (Gracillariidae / Lithocolletinae)
15.059 [B&F: 0338] Phyllonorycter cavella (Zeller, 1846)

 

Notes: Local in birch woodland and on heathland in England, Wales and the Highlands of Scotland. Recorded from several localities in south and north Hampshire, but uncommon and local. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Imago does come readily to light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Birch, 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

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Ashurst, Fletchwood Copse & Meadows11022/09/1985Mine
Baddesley Common and Emer Bog HWT reserve: Emer Bog11010/1999Larval
Bartley Heath Reserve12001/10/1992Larval
Wildhern1211996Not recorded
Wildhern12028/09/1996Larval
Botley Wood11126/08/1985Mine
Botley Wood11030/09/1991Mine
Botley Wood11020/09/1992Mine
Greywell12107/11/2010Mine
Emer Bog NR11005/09/1992Mine
Emer Bog NR11005/10/1986Mine
Emer Bog NR11003/10/1982Mine
Emer Bog NR11105/05/1984Adult
Havant Thicket11004/10/1975Mine
Havant Thicket11021/10/1979Mine
Havant Thicket11006/10/1983Mine
Havant Thicket11026/10/1986Mine
Havant Thicket11007/10/1994Mine
Havant Thicket11011/10/1992Mine
Lepe Coast11113/07/2006Mine
Pamber Forest and Silchester Common SSSI1201969Not recorded
Roydon Woods11003/10/1998Mine
The Moors NR, Bishop's Waltham11107/10/1990Mine
West Park (VC 11)11013/10/2001Larval
Wickham Common11114/10/2003Mine
Wickham Common11114/10/2003Mine
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