Gracillariidae: Phyllocnistinae

0369 (ABH15.093) Phyllocnistis xenia, Hering, 1936

KR01339

on White Poplar
on White Poplar
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
on White Poplar
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
on White Poplar
on White Poplar
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae produce a 'snail-trail'-like mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 6-7mm
Foodplant(s): Grey Poplar (Populus canescens), White Poplar (Populus alba)
Flying: Two generations, July-August and September-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Red Data Book

Habitat

Hedgerows and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 June to 30 October

Similar Species
Mine on Willow
Mine on Willow
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher

Red Data Book

Adult: