Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

01268 Phyllonorycter lautella, (Zeller, 1846)

BF0351 (ABH15.073)


General Information

This is a distinctive member of the Phyllonorycter, with a black head tuft, metallic lead-grey thorax and silvery-white markings strongly edged with black.


The larvae produce a long and narrow mine, often with several to one leaf.

Wingspan: 6-7mm
Foodplant(s): deciduous oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

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