Phyllonorycter nicellii - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 26 July 2012
Phyllonorycter nicellii Adult


© Robin Howard

Phyllonorycter nicellii (Stainton, 1851)

Wingspan: 7-8mm

A bivoltine species with adults on the wing in May and early June and again from early August to mid-September. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded at all sites where hazel is found.

The species forms a mine some 15-20mm in length in a crease between the veins of Corylus avellana.