Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex mine on Norway maple, iAcer platanoides/i, Hagley, Worcestershire.

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter acerifoliella
Maple Midget
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Phyllonorycter joannisi
White-bodied Midget

Joannis, 1920363 / 15.085
=Phyllonorycter platanoidella

Fairly common resident wherever Norway Maple is planted.

Acer platanoides with larva feeding in July and October in a mine on the underside of a leaf.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1978.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Norway Maple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/11/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO66 -
09/10/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90 -
14/09/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO86 -
30/08/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP13 -
26/08/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO57 -
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