Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0331 (ABH15.051) Phyllonorycter lantanella, (Schrank, 1802)

KR01267

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


General Information

The larvae mine the underside of leaves, between veins, causing the leaf to arch.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Foodplant(s): Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana), Guelder-rose (Viburnum opulus), Lauristinus (Viburnum tinus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Chalk soils.

Regional Information

Recorded in 32 (11.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 October to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 June to 08 November

Similar Species
Leaf mine on Cherry - top view
Leaf mine on Cherry - top view
 Photo © Barry Dickerson