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Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)

(Small Birch Midget)
15.0690 (B&F: 347)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Larvae generally occur sparingly on heathery commons in both vice-counties. Previously sometimes fairly common on Ashdown Forest, but undetected in the whole of East Sussex since 1996. Double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August, June being added in recent years.
Larvae feed on (silver) birch and downy birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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on birch, pupa not in a cocoon
Stanley Common, 18 x 2012 Photo: Tony Davis

Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885)

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Distribution map for Phyllonorycter anderidae

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Phenology chart for Phyllonorycter anderidae

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