British Insects: the Genus Phyllonorycter (Lepidoptera-Gracillariidae)


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Phyllonorycter quercifoliella (Zeller)

Associated with trees. On Fagaceae; native (deciduous) Quercus.

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

Adults. Face white. Head yellow. Thorax yellow; not shining-metallic.

Wing-span 7–9 mm. Forewings pale shining golden ochreous; not clear shining white; with a well defined basal streak (this reaching well beyond the middle). The basal streak pale; dark-edged above. Forewings with well defined pale strigulae. Costal strigulae 4; white. Dorsal strigulae 3, or 4. Hindwing cilia fuscous.

Adults abroad May and August.

Illustrations. • The 9 species on deciduous oak.

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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.’.