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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton, 1851)

(Gorse Midget)
15.0600 (B&F: 339)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Rare, and in danger of extinction in East Sussex; undetected in West Sussex since it was last listed in 1905.
Single-brooded, flying mainly during June and July, although this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex.
Larvae feed on (the bark of) gorse and dwarf gorse. (Pratt, 2011)

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Distribution map for Phyllonorycter ulicicolella

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Phenology chart for Phyllonorycter ulicicolella

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