Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

01200 Parornix torquillella (=Deltaornix), (Zeller, 1850)

BF0309 (ABH15.033)


General Information

Both adults and the leaf mine cannot be reliably distinguished visually from Parornix finitimella. Adults require genital dissection for a conclusive identification.


The larvae initially produce a gallery leading to a grey/white blotch. They then form two or more leaf folds. The larvae are green with green legs.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Wild Plum (Prunus americana)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Yellow, purple, green, black