Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

01287 Phyllonorycter platani, (Staudinger, 1870)

BF0321a (ABH15.041)


General Information

This species was first discovered in London in 1989. It is slowly spreading through the Southern counties.


The larvae create large mines, often several in one leaf.

Wingspan: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): London Plane (Platanus x hispanica)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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