Phyllonorycter klemannella
Phyllonorycter klemannella
Adult • ex. Mine on Alnus, Appleton, Cheshire • © Ian Kimber

15.082 BF360

Phyllonorycter klemannella

(Fabricius, 1781)

Wingspan 7-9 mm.

Distributed throughout mainland Britain, though rare in the southern half of Scotland and in Ireland, it can be common in places.

The larva feeds on alder (Alnus glutinosa), forming a small blotch mine on the underside of a leaf. Sometimes several larvae mine the same leaf.

The adults fly mostly in August, but the species may be bivoltine, with moths also recorded in May.

See also:
Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)
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