Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella
Adult • ex. Mine on Prunus sp., Congleton, Cheshire • © Ian Kimber

15.05 BF330

Phyllonorycter cerasicolella

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

Wingspan 7-8 mm.

Distributed mainly in the southern half on England, this species can be fairly common in places.

The larva feeds in a blotch on the underside of a leaf of cherry (Prunus spp.), including cultivated versions as well as wild cherry (P. avium) and dwarf cherry (P. cerasus).

In common with a number of other Phyllonorycter species, the species is bivoltine, with adults flying in May and again in August.
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