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

GRACILLARIIDAE

Lithocolletinae

Rocamadour, 26 August 2011
Cameraria ohridella Mine

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© Robin Howard/Mike Hall

Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic, 1986

Wingspan: 7.5-8.5mm

A univoltine species on the wing throughout the summer in possibly three or even four generations. The species was very recently discovered in 1985 in Macedonia and has since spread through most of Europe. A pest of horse chestnut.

Larvae mines are found on Aesculus hippocastanum often forming several blotches throughout the leaf.

 

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