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Phyllonorycter cavella (Zeller, 1846)

(Gold Birch Midget)
15.0590 (B&F: 338)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

The earliest known vice-county listings were made in 1905, when H. Goss and W.H.B. Fletcher reported cavella from Abbot's Wood, Fernhurst, and Slindon Common. Apart from the fact that larvae fed on birch at Abbot's, and that there was another colony in the Haslemere district, no more knowledge was gained until several mines were identified in Hoe Copse at Heyshott on 16 October 1992. This remains the only modern Sussex record. (Pratt, 2011)

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Distribution map for Phyllonorycter cavella

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Phenology chart for Phyllonorycter cavella

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