Phyllonorycter klemannella

    Alt Name
    Dark Alder Midget and Phyllonorycter kleemannella
    Description

    Wingspan 7 to 9 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    Habitat

    Around Alder.

    When to see it

    The adults fly mostly in August, but the species may produce two broods a year, with moths also recorded in May.

    Life History

    The larva feeds on alder, forming a small blotch mine on the underside of a leaf. Sometimes several larvae mine the same leaf.

    UK Status

    Distributed throughout mainland Britain, though rare in the southern half of Scotland and in Ireland, it can be common in places. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, the moth recorded at Whetstone is the first VC55 record.

    Reference
    15.082 BF360

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map