Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0308 (ABH15.032) Parornix finitimella, (Zeller, 1850)

KR01187

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Larva disturbed from leaf fold on Blackthorn
Larva disturbed from leaf fold on Blackthorn
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

It is not possible to definitively distinguish this species from other Parornix and Deltaornix species without genital dissection.

 

The larvae produce a mine which is very similar to Deltaornix torquillella. A gallery leads to a grey/white blotch. The larvae then produce two or more leaf folds. The larvae are grey with black rings on legs.


Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Wild Plum (Prunus americana)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 61 (22.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 April to 09 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 22 June to 14 November

Similar Species
Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Yellow, purple, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4