Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0302 (ABH15.026) Parornix fagivora, (Frey, 1861)



General Information

This moth has an ochreous or fawn tinge to the pale markings and a general lack of definition in the pattern.


The larvae initially produce a blotch mine, then fold down the leaf edge or the tip of the leaf.

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Flying: Two generations, May and August

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 November to 13 November

Similar Species
Parornix betulae mine on Birch
Parornix betulae mine on Birch
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © David Griffiths