Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0321a (ABH15.041) Phyllonorycter platani, (Staudinger, 1870)

KR01287

Phyllonorycter platani
Phyllonorycter platani
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Phyllonorycter platani
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
leaf mines on London Plane
leaf mines on London Plane
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Phyllonorycter platani pupal case extruded from mine
Phyllonorycter platani pupal case extruded from mine
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species was first discovered in London in 1989. It is slowly spreading through the Southern counties.

 

The larvae create large mines, often several in one leaf.


Wingspan: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): London Plane (Platanus x hispanica)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 November to 10 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 August to 30 November

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