15.053 .... B&F 0332a
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella (Hübner, 1796)
Status .....Only recorded in the UK for the first time back in 1989 when found in Essex. Phyllonorycter leucographella  spread rapidly north and is now a common moth throughout Nottinghamshire, usually in more urban areas. The leaf mines can be found on Pyracantha bushes growing in parks and gardens.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP August 2010   Photographed at Eakring May 2007
Leaf mine on Pyracantha photographed at Eakring January 2004   Leaf mine on Apple photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2011
Leaf mine on Whitebeam (Sorbus aria) photographed at Market Warsop October 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllonorycter leucographella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Jerry Clough. Tim Sexton. Phil Cadman. NBGRC. Stephen Palmer. Martin Gray.

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Updated January 2024

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