Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0323 (ABH15.043) Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae, (Frey, 1856)

KR01282

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae mine on Hawthorn
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae mine on Hawthorn
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae mine on Hawthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species can be distinguished from P. sorbi and P. mespilella by the food plant.


Wingspan: 6-8mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), pears (Pyrus spp.), Quince (Cydonia oblonga)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 267 (98.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 April to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 May to 29 November

Similar Species
Phyllonorycter mespilella mine on Whitebeam
Phyllonorycter mespilella mine on Whitebeam
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on apple, pupal case visible in corner of mine
Leaf mine on apple, pupal case visible in corner of mine
 Photo © Barry Dickerson