Phyllonorycter froelichiella
Phyllonorycter froelichiella
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

15.08 BF358

Phyllonorycter froelichiella

(Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan 9-10 mm.

One of the larger species of Phyllonorycter, with a rather attractive 'striped' appearance, each stripe gradually fading from whitish through chestnut to black.

The larvae feed on alder (Alnus glutinosa), and create a long mine between two veins on the underside of the leaf. Often there are several to a leaf.

The moth is believed to have only a single generation, flying in July and August, though bred specimens will emerge in spring if kept indoors.
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