Phyllonorycter insignitella
Phyllonorycter insignitella
Adult • Gers, S. France • © Graham Wenman

15.072 BF350

Phyllonorycter insignitella

(Zeller, 1846)

Wingspan c. 7-8mm.

A rather rare and local species in Britain, having been found in a handful of scattered localities, including Northern Scotland, Western Ireland, Yorkshire/Durham and Kent.

The larvae feed on clover (Trifolium) and restharrow (Ononis), forming a blister mine on the underside of a leaf, causing it to pucker strongly.

Adult moths are on the wing in two generations: May and August.
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