Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0343 (ABH15.065) Phyllonorycter esperella, (Goeze, 1783)

KR01244

Leaf mine on Hornbeam
Leaf mine on Hornbeam
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Hornbeam
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

The larvae produce a silvery mine on the upperside of a leaf.


Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Foodplant(s): Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 42 (15.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 03 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 August to 24 November

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