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



Terrou, 28 August 2011
Callisto denticulella Mine


© Robin Howard/Mike Hall

Callisto denticulella (Thunberg, 1794)

Wingspan: 10-12mm

A univoltine species on the wing in May and June when it still has to be recorded as a visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of orchards and gardens or wherever crab apples are present.

Eggs are laid mainly on the upperside of the leaves of Malus spp. Larvae feeding initially in slender galleries on the upperside of the leaf, second instar larvae produce blotch mines between veins after which the mines are vacated and the larvae fold the leaf edges in which feeding continues. Often two folds are produced in each occupied leaf. Pupation takes place in leaf litter.