Wingspan 7-8 mm. This species has a banded patterning of chestnut, off white and dark browns.
Woodland and hedgerows.
This species is unusual among Phyllonorycters in having three generations, with adults on the wing in November, as well as the usual May and August periods.
The foodplant is Honeysuckle, though occasionally Snowberry and Himalayan Honeysuckle are used. The mine is quite distinctive, occupying a large part of a leaf and causing it to fold and twist into a conical shape. The mines can be quite abundant where it is found.
A common and widespread species throughout the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)
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