Main: (Gracillariidae / Lithocolletinae)
15.076 [B&F: 0354] Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella (Bouché, 1834)

 

Notes: Local, in woodland, scrub and hedgerows, throughout Britain, rarely in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, just about annual, but very rare away from the coast, where recorded in recent years only from Fleet and in the Itchen Valley, although possibly under-recorded. Wingspan 9-10mm. Forewing has a ground colour of light brown. There are four costal and five dorsal white strigulate, the first two pairs meeting to form distinct fascia, the first of which is irregular and varying in width, and the second pair form an obtuse angled or smooth outward-facing fascia; the third pair nearly meet at an acute angle; the fourth pair are opposite and separated from the third by a small patch of dark brown scales; dorsal 5 is immediately below apical patch. The basal streak is short and sinuate, reaching first fascia, and fascia are lightly edged with brown.

The larva mines leaves of Honeysuckle and Snowberry, forming a very large mine underside the leaf: the lower epidermis is gathered into strong folds puckering the leaf, but it does not twist as per P. trifasciella. The moth is bivoltine, generally flying in spring and late summer.
All information from MoGBI Vol.2

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