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15.083 (BF361)

Honeysuckle Midget   

Phyllonorycter trifasciella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: March-May, July-August, September-October. Adults may be seen any month between April and November.

Larval foodplants

Honeysuckle.  Occasionally Snowberry and Himalayan Honeysuckle.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Kirkcudbrightshire by a person unknown prior to 1993 (SNH data), while the first for Dumfriesshire was netted at Holmhead on Lochar Moss on 19th April 2014.

4 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2014

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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