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Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella (Stainton, 1851)

(Sandhill Midget)
15.0700 (B&F: 348)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Our early good records of quinqueguttella were listed by H. Goss and W.H.B. Fletcher in the Victoria County History published in 1905, when its association with creeping willow at Chailey Common, Ditchling Common, and Hurston Warren was mentioned. The only known later encounters were made at Wych Cross in 1958 when larvae were evidently commonplace, and on 8 October 2004 when a leaf-mine was again identified in creeping willow.
Adults are nationally double-brooded, flying mainly during May and August. (Pratt, 2011)

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mine on creeping willow
Kent, 23 ix 2012 Photo: Tony Davis

Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella (Stainton, 1851)


Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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