Leaf-miner: The mine is underside, strongly creased and contracted causing
leaf-edge to fold down (British
mine is also illustrated in UKMoths.
Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The male and female genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group as Phyllonorycter salictella viminiella.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
Hosts elsewhere (as a junior synonym of Phylonoryctor salictella):
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: The adults fly in May and June and again in
in Great Britain & Ireland: A species generally inhabiting
wetland habitats, the distribution of this moth extends throughout
England and Wales and into southern Scotland and there are scattered
records from Ireland and northern Scotland (UKMoths) including Carmarthenshire (VC44),
Cheshire (VC58), Derbyshire (VC57), East Suffolk (VC25), Glamorganshire (VC41), Leicestershire (VC55), Shropshire (VC40),
Staffordshire (VC39), Warwickshire (VC38), West Norfolk (VC28) and West Suffolk (VC26) (NBN
Gateway, as Phyllonorycter salictella subsp. viminiella).
See also British
leafminers distribution map.
NBN Grid Map:
viminiella, as Phyllonorycter salictella subsp. viminiella
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia,
Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Moldova, Norwegian mainland,
Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia - Central, North and
Northwest, Slovakia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland, The
Netherlands and Ukraine. Also recorded in East Palaearctic (Karsholt
and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea, as salictella).
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British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: