Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0330 (ABH15.050) Phyllonorycter cerasicolella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

KR01310a

Leaf mine on Cherry - top view
Leaf mine on Cherry - top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Cherry - top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Leaf mone on Cherry - underside
Leaf mone on Cherry - underside
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species can occur in large numbers on unsprayed cherries.

 

The larvae mine the underside of leaves. Quite often, several mines may be found on one leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): cultivated cherries (Prunus spp.), Wild Cherry (Prunus avium), Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 127 (47%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 June to 12 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 July to 16 November

Similar Species
April 2009
April 2009
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Leaf mine on Whitebeam
Leaf mine on Whitebeam
 Photo © Barry Dickerson