British Insects: the Genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae)


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz



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Character list •  Fore-wing patterns in Phyllonorycter • Implicit attributes

Notes on John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated insect names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated plant names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated legends for Stainton’s Natural History of the Tineina • Updated legends for Jacob Hübner’s Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge • Notes on melanism in British moths • Notes on the scanning of the images

Poems on insects by Giles Watson

Acknowledgements • References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions


These descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993). The bold parts are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz et al. 1993). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Phyllonorycter acerifoliella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher)

• Phyllonorycter blancardella (Fabricius)

• Phyllonorycter cavella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter cerasicolella (Herrich-Schäffer) • Phyllonorycter comparella (Duponchel) • Phyllonorycter coryli (Nicelli) • Phyllonorycter corylifoliella (Hübner)

• Phyllonorycter distentella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter dubitella (Herrich-Schäffer)

• Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella (Bouché)

• Phyllonorycter froelichiella (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter geniculella (Ragonot)

• Phyllonorycter harrisella (Linnaeus) • Phyllonorycter heegeriella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter hilarella (Zetterstedt)

• Phyllonorycter insignitella (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter junoniella (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter kleemannella (Fabricius) • Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter lantanella (Schrank) • Phyllonorycter lautella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller) • Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner) • Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter muelleriella (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter nicellii (Stainton) • Phyllonorycter nigrescentella (Logan)

• Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae (Frey)

• Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger) • Phyllonorycter platanoidella (Joannis)

• Phyllonorycter quercifoliella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter quinnata (Geoffroy) • Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella (Stainton)

• Phyllonorycter rajella (Linnaeus) • Phyllonorycter roboris (Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter sagitella (Bjerkander) • Phyllonorycter salicicolella (Sircom) • Phyllonorycter salictella viminiella (Sircom) • Phyllonorycter scabiosella (Douglas) • Phyllonorycter schreberella (Fabricius) • Phyllonorycter scopariella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter sorbi (Frey) • Phyllonorycter spinicolella (Zeller) • Phyllonorycter staintoniella (Nicelli) • Phyllonorycter stettinensis (Nicelli) • Phyllonorycter strigulatella (Lienig & Zeller)

• Phyllonorycter tenerella (Joannis) • Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Haworth) • Phyllonorycter tristrigella (Haworth)

• Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton) • Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella (Hübner)

• Phyllonorycter viminetorum (Stainton)

Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae). Version: 29th December 2011.’.

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