Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella

(Stainton, 1851) 339 / 15.060
Photo © Samantha Batty,  11/01/22, tenanted mine on Gorse, Austerfield, VC63.

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Argus 47, 2001-2004:

VC61. Skipwith Common, 2003 conf. HEB (JOHS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 78, 2016: The two previous records were from vice-counties 61 & 62.

VC63. Ling or High Common, Blaxton, beaten from gorse, 24.6.2016 (SRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 11 (6%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

< Phyllonorycter cavella  |  Phyllonorycter scopariella >
Wingspan: 6-7mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Gorse
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/02/2024+65SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
18/01/2024265SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
16/01/2024464SE25 - Beckwithshaw / Killinghall
31/12/2023162SE58 - Rievaulx
04/04/2023162SE66 - Strensall
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