Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0366a (ABH15.089) Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella, Deschka & Dimić, 1986

KR01330

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
Larva of Cameraria ohridella
Larva of Cameraria ohridella
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mines of Cameraria ohridella
Mines of Cameraria ohridella
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Early mines of Cameraria ohridella
Early mines of Cameraria ohridella
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mines of Cameraria ohridella
Mines of Cameraria ohridella
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species was only recently discovered but it has spread rapidly throughout the UK and the rusty-coloured leaves caused by the leaf mines are now a familar sight in Horse Chestnut trees in mid to late summer.


Wingspan: 8 mm.
Foodplant(s): Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Flying: Several overlapping generations, April-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 195 (72.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 14 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 May to 30 November