Phyllonorycter nicellii
Phyllonorycter nicellii
Adult • ex Mine on Corylus, Appleton, Cheshire • © Ian Kimber

15.081 BF359

Phyllonorycter nicellii

(Stainton, 1851)

Wingspan 7-8 mm.

This moth is common and widely found throughout Britain. It has two generations
and may be found flying in May and August.

It forms a long mine between the veins of a hazel (Corylus) leaf and is strongly arched. A similar mine is formed by Parornix devoniella, but this tends to be smaller, squarer and less arched.

The leaf mines may be found in July and then September to October.

See also:
Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)
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