Garden Midget

Phyllonorycter messaniella


Wingspan 7 to 9mm. A small brown moth attractively marked with black lines and grey patches.


Found in Oak, Beech, Sweet Chestnut. The larvae mine a leaf.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread through much of Britain, with a southerly bias. Common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to November.