Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light, Hartlebury Common, Worcestershire. (I.M.) June 28th 2019. Gen Det, female.

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Phyllonorycter scopariella
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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella

(Stainton, 1851)339 / 15.060

Rare resident.

Ulex europaeus with larva feeding from September to May in a mine under the green bark of thin stems of gorse. Can be swept from foodplant.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 6-7mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Gorse
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO88
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
09/06/20185VC37 - WorcestershireSO88
25/03/20151VC37 - WorcestershireSO84 -
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