Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

0351 (ABH15.073) Phyllonorycter lautella, (Zeller, 1846)



General Information

This is a distinctive member of the Phyllonorycter, with a black head tuft, metallic lead-grey thorax and silvery-white markings strongly edged with black.


The larvae produce a long and narrow mine, often with several to one leaf.

Wingspan: 6-7mm
Foodplant(s): deciduous oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 28 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 25 June to 24 November