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15.040 (BF321)

Garden Midget   

Phyllonorycter messaniella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Oaks, especially Evergreen Oak, Beech, Sweet Chestnut, Hornbeam, Roble (Nothofagus obliqua, an ornamental).  Occasionally lime species or Paper Birch.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a leaf-mine found in Castle Kennedy Gardens, Wigtownshire, on 17th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

9 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2020 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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