Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

01187 Parornix finitimella, (Zeller, 1850)

BF0308 (ABH15.032)


General Information

It is not possible to definitively distinguish this species from other Parornix and Deltaornix species without genital dissection.


The larvae produce a mine which is very similar to Deltaornix torquillella. A gallery leads to a grey/white blotch. The larvae then produce two or more leaf folds. The larvae are grey with black rings on legs.

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Wild Plum (Prunus americana)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, purple, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: