British Insects: the Genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae)

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella (Bouché)

Synonym: Phyllonorycter emberizapennella (Duponchel).

Associated with shrubs. On Caprifoliaceae; Lonicera and Symphoricarpos.

Larvae. The larvae mining in leaves; in the under-side. Found in July, or September to October.

Adults. Antennae whitish, ringed dark fuscous. Face white. Head orange, or brown. Collar whitish. Thorax coppery brown.

Wing-span 8–10 mm. Forewings shining golden ochreous; not clear shining white; with a well defined basal streak (this traversing about a quarter of the wing). The basal streak pale; not dark-edged above. Forewings with well defined pale strigulae (these dead white). Costal strigulae 4. Dorsal strigulae 4. Forewings with the first costal strigula not forming an acute angle with a dorsal one; with two transverse pale fasciae (via the first two pairs of strigulae, at least the outer one slightly bent in the region of the coalescence of the latter). Hindwing cilia whitish fuscous.

Adults abroad May and August.

Illustrations. • Phyllonorycter species on Caprifoliaceae. • P. trifasciella, P. scabiosella and P. emberizaepenella: Stainton (1855) Plate VIII. • Stainton (1855), Plate VIII: original legend..


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

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