Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0364 (ABH15.086) Phyllonorycter geniculella, (Ragonot, 1874)

KR01248

Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Leaf mine on Sycamore
Leaf mine on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Sycamore with pupal case in corner
Leaf mine on Sycamore with pupal case in corner
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species is one of three similar, mostly white with yellow/brown black edged markings, Acer-feeding Phyllonorycters.

 

The chevrons of this species often merge into one another.

 

The larvae produce a rounded leaf mine, between leaf veins.


Wingspan: 8mm
Foodplant(s): Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 90 (33.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 July to 06 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 July to 27 November

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths