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0332a ~ Phyllonorycter leucographella ~ Firethorn Leaf Minor
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout Britain as far as north Yorkshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the east of the county

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

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.


Pyracantha and rosaceous spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms a blotch in the centre of the leaf. Pupates in a cocoon formed within the mine.
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Montgomeryshire photos