Phyllonorycter messaniella
Phyllonorycter messaniella
Adult • Studham, Bedfordshire • © Charles Baker

15.040 BF321
Phyllonorycter messaniella

(Zeller, 1846)

Wingspan 7-9 mm.

Fairly common throughout much of the British Isles, though more so in the south.

The larvae mine the leaves of oak (Quercus), beech (Fagus) or sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa).

The adult moths occur in a number of generations, any time between April and November.
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