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Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner, [1805])

(Scarce Brown Midget)
15.0450 (B&F: 325)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Gracillarioidea
  »Family: Gracillariidae
   »Subfamily: Lithocolletinae
    »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Synonym(s):

Phyllonorycter pyrivorella (Bankes, 1899)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Uncertain. Presumed extinct since it was last listed from both vice-counties in 1905.
Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August.
Larvae feed on wild pear, mountain ash, wild service, and whitebeam. (Pratt,2011)

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