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15.063 (BF341)

Beech Midget   

Phyllonorycter maestingella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording method

A long mine between two veins, or at the margin of a leaf causing it to fold downwards.  Mine is longer and narrower than P. messaniella.

Life cycle

Mines: July, September-October.  Adults fly April-June, July-November.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a leaf-mine found at Whithorn, Wigtownshire, on 12th October 1958 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Palnackie on 29th May 1965, and the Dumfriesshire first on the Drumlanrig Estate on 18th May 1975.

35 record(s) from 20 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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