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Kent Moth Group


Lyonetia prunifoliella

Striped Bent-wing

Family: Lyonetiidae

RES: 21.002 B&F: 262

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Local and increasingly widespread recent colonist. The first Kent record from September 2015, when with a leaf mine found on Blackthorn was reared in Aylesham (VC15). First recorded in VC16 in 2020. A species that seems to be rapidly expanding its range.

The larvae mine the leaves of various rosaceous trees, including Blackthorn, forming a gallery that leads to a blotch. Frass may be observed outside the mine. Mines can sometimes be quite numerous.

Foodplant: Various rosaceous trees, including Blackthorn

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Lyonetia prunifoliella (Striped Bent-wing) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Lyonetia prunifoliella (Striped Bent-wing) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Lyonetia prunifoliella (Striped Bent-wing) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Lyonetia prunifoliella (Striped Bent-wing) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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