Phyllonorycter scopariella: Distribution map

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15.061 BF340
Phyllonorycter scopariella

(Zeller, 1846)


Wingspan c.7 mm.

Although distributed fairly widely across much of Great Britain, this is a species not easily encountered. Other members of the genus can be located by their leafmines, but P. scopariella larvae mine the twigs of broom (Cytisus scoparius) and the mines are very hard to find.

The adult moths occur from late May to July and are most easily found by tapping bushes of the foodplant.
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