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Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936

(Kent Bent-wing)
15.0930 (B&F: 369)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

The first Sussex record when larval mines and cocoons were discovered on white poplar in October 2003 at Sidlesham and Pagham Harbour. Caterpillars were still present at Sidlesham in 2004 and excavations were also found at Rookwood near West Wittering in September of the same year. Subsequently discovered at Ferring Rife (2004) and at Storrington in 2008 where they fed on grey poplar. Adults are nationally double-brooded, flying during July and again from September to April. (Pratt, 2011).

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Thorney Ialand, 8 viii 2013 Photo: Mike Snelling

Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936

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