15.041 .... B&F 0321a
Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870)
Status .....Phyllonorycter platani appeared in London in 1989 and was noted in Leicestershire in 2006. Our first record came from Worksop in 2007, which may well be the first Nottinghamshire record. It has increased since, but at the moment appears to be confined to west Nottinghamshire. Searching the leaves of London Plane trees in any urban areas, will almost certainly reveal the leaf mines to be common.
Adult reared ex-mine, Worksop July 2009   Adult reared ex-mine, Worksop July 2009
Leaf mine photographed on London Plane, Worksop July 2007   Larva, photographed at Worksop July 2007
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllonorycter platani
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Jerry Clough. NBGRC. Phil Cadman.

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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