Lyonetiidae: Lyonetiinae

0263 (ABH21.001) Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01627

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Melanic form - Seghill, Nothumberland 04-04-14
Melanic form - Seghill, Nothumberland 04-04-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Leaf mine on Apple
Leaf mine on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Cherry
Leaf mine on Cherry
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Laurel
Leaf mine on Laurel
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
Leaf mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Birch
Leaf mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Cocoon under apple leaf
Cocoon under apple leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species has at least two generations and in favourable years three. It can overwinter as adult and reappear in April.

 

The larvae produce a long narrow twisting mine.


Wingspan: 8-9mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), cherries (Prunus spp.), Apple (Malus domestica), birches (Betula spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.)
Flying: Two/three overlapping generations, June-September

Regional Information

Recorded in 264 (97.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 March to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 15 May to 04 December