15.040 .... B&F 0321
Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846)
Status .....A very common leaf miner which is found almost anywhere Beech grows, although a number of other deciduous trees such as Hornbeam and Holme Oak are used. The leaf mines are usually easy to find in parks and gardens etc.
Adult reared ex-leaf mine, photographed at Lound Wood April 2007   Leaf mine photographed on Beech at Lound Wood July 2004
Leaf mine photographed on Holme Oak (Quercus ilex), Southwell Minster October 2017
Leaf mine photographed on Sweet Chestnut, King's Wood October 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllonorycter messaniella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Phil Cadman. NBGRC. Indy Kiemel and Agnes Kiemel. Martin Gray.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2023

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