Irish moths

Phyllonorycter quercifoliella

Family: Gracillariidae       Sub-family: Lithocolletinae

320     *     Phyllonorycter quercifoliella

Photos: Leaf mines on Oak (Quercus). October 2010, July 2011

Wingspan: 7-9mm

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.)

Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Leaf mine: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. October 2010, mine with larva July 2011.

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