Phyllonorycter leucographella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GRACILLARIIDAE

Lithocolletinae

Las Descargues, 29 July 2009
Phyllonorycter leucographella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850)

Firethorn Leaf Miner

Wingspan: 7-9mm

A plurivoltine species on the wing from early spring to late October when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but is more often reared from mines from the leaves of the foodplant, Pyracantha spp. where it forms a blotch mine in the centre of a leaf. The black and white larvae are often visible through the translucent surface of the mine.

 

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