Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0305 (ABH15.030) Parornix scoticella, (Stainton, 1850)

KR01197

Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Larval cones on Apple
Larval cones on Apple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species has white frons and immaculate white palps. It is usually less heavily marked than similar species, but genital dissection is usually required for a conclusive identification.

 

The larvae initially produce a blotch, then either a fold at the leaf edge, or a mine similar to Phyllonorycter.


Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria), Swedish Whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia), Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: Two generations, May and August

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 03 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 15 May to 09 November

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Hauxley
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 Photo © Ian Fisher
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