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0324 ~ Phyllonorycter sorbi
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, but rather more local in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scarcely recorded in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7.5-8.5mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Phyllonorycter are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species. It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Rowan, bird-cherry and whitebeam.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery along the midrib or leaf edge. Pupates in a strong whitish cocoon in the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on bird cherry.