15.090 .... B&F 0367 
Phyllocnistis saligna (Zeller, 1839) 
Another leafminer on the move northwards through the UK over the past few years. It was first recorded in Nottinghamshire by Steve Mathers at Stanton-on-the-wolds in September 2021 and recent surveys targetting the moth, have proved it to be widespread and already county-wide by September 2022.  The upper surface mines are easily found on the leaves of various narrow-leaved Salix sp, especially Crack Willow, with the larvae also mining the stems as showed in the photographs below. 
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllocnistis saligna 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Steve Mathers (via Facebook). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tom Shields (via Facebook).

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 2022

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