Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter messaniella

(Zeller, 1846) 321 / 15.040
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Some of the records are of leaf-mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally abundant on evergreen oaks, much less frequently on deciduous oaks, not recorded from VC65.

Argus 52, 2006: VC65. Thorpe Perrow arboretum, mines on holm oak 3.9.2006 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Accept if on Evergreen Oak, if not then rear through

Recorded in 81 (41%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

< Phyllonorycter quercifoliella  |  Phyllonorycter platani >
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: May to October
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Hornbeam
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/01/2024161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
07/01/2024161TA02 - Hessle
07/01/2024161SE92 - Swanland
28/10/2023165SE37 - Ripon
25/10/2023+61TA07 - Hunmanby
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