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Gracillariidae

301 (Brown Birch Slender), Parornix betulae (Stainton, 1854)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species, whose larvae generally occur sparingly or fairly commonly but are sometimes common in large areas of deciduous woodland. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to mid-June and again from late July to late September. Larvae feed on silver birch and downy birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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mine and fold on birch upperside view
Hoe Copse, 17 ix 2012 Photo: Tony Davis

Parornix betulae (Stainton, 1854)

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Distribution map for Parornix betulae

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