Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

01310 Phyllonorycter spinicolella, (Zeller, 1846)

BF0329 (ABH15.049)


General Information

This species is very similar to P. cerasicolella and is best separated by food plant, or by genital dissection.


The larvae create a mine which causes the leaf to arch or fold over.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 6.5-7.5mm
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.

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