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341 Phyllonorycter maestingella

(Müller, 1764)

Distribution Map

Using datasets:
Surrey Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves - Tranche 1 Species Records: Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
GiGL professional survey records (Historic): Greenspace Information for Greater London
HBRG Insects Dataset: Highland Biological Recording Group
GiGL professional survey records (Last 10 years): Greenspace Information for Greater London
TWIC Biodiversity Field Trip Data (1995-present): The Wildlife Information Centre
Devon incidental species records 1950-2002: Devon Biodiversity Records Centre
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
St Helens Wildlife Dataset: St Helens Wildlife Recording Group
Sheffield Biological Records Centre- Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups. : Sheffield Biological Records Centre
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Ickworth species data held by The National Trust.: National Trust
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
North Merseyside Insects (unverified): Merseyside BioBank
NRW Regional Data : South East Wales Non-sensitive Species Records: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Lepidoptera: Moths: Records for Kent: Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre
Wiltshire & Swindon Site-based Survey Records: Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre
Natural England species data for SSSI within Worcestershire from date of notification to present: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Buglife (Scotland) Invertebrate records : Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust species data for owned and managed Reserves within Worcestershire from date of first acquisition to present.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Lothian Wildlife Information Centre Secret Garden Survey: The Wildlife Information Centre
Records for Fife Nature Records Centre: Fife Nature Records Centre
SNHG Biological Records Dataset: Seil Natural History Group
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Merseyside BioBank Active Naturalists (unverified): Merseyside BioBank
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups. : North & East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by date.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway: Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre

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341 Phyllonorycter maestingella

(Müller, 1764)

Wingspan 7-9 mm.

A clear indication that some of the smaller moths are the most beautiful, this tiny moth has an intricate pattern of orange-brown, white and black, but is easily overlooked.

It is common throughout Britain, and has two broods, flying in May and June, and again in August.

The larva creates a long blotch mine on the underside of leaves of beech (Fagus sylvatica), usually between two veins from midrib almost to leaf edge.

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