British Insects: the Genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae)


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller)

Associated with trees and shrubs. On Rosaceae; Crataegus, Cydonia, Malus, Mespilus, Prunus, Pyracantha, Sorbus, Pyrus (? - on Pyracantha coccinea (Firethorn), “and various other rosaceous trees and shrubs” (Bradley, 2000)).

Larvae. The larvae mining in leaves.

General comments. An adventive colonist, first recorded 1989.

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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.’.