Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0326 (ABH15.046) Phyllonorycter blancardella, (Fabricius, 1781)

KR01220

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
Leaf mine on apple, pupal case visible in corner of mine
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is a fairly variable species with white streaks sometimes fusing to become a coherent shape.


Wingspan: 6-8.5mm
Foodplant(s): Apple (Malus domestica), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 56 (20.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 20 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 24 June to 10 November

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 Photo © David Griffiths
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 Photo © Barry Dickerson