Family: Gracillariidae Sub-family: Lithocolletinae
320 * Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Photos: Leaf mines on Oak (Quercus). October 2010, July 2011
Flight time: April-May and August-September
The most frequent oak-feeding Phyllonorycter, usually found on deciduous oaks. P. messaniella is mainly recorded from Holm Oak.
Mine: July (frass surrounds the cocoon) and September-October (frass is in U-shaped lining). Food plant: Oak (Quercus sp.)
Leaf mine: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. October 2010, mine with larva July 2011.