Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

01181 Parornix betulae, (Stainton, 1854)

BF0301 (ABH15.025)


General Information

This is the only greyish Parornix with white tips of the apictal cilia, but genital dissection is usually required for a conclusive identification.


The larvae produce a Phyllonorycter-like mine and later go on to produce one or more successive leaf cones.

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Heaths and open woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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