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



Las Descargues, 15 August 2012
Phyllonorycter lantanella Mine


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Phyllonorycter lantanella (Schrank, 1802)

Wingspan: 8-9mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and again from August to mid-September. Adults appear to have been overlooked at Las Descargues and are yet to be recorded but mines are common on various Viburnum species in the garden.

Larvae produce a mine on the underside of a leaf producing an elongated fold on Viburnums.