Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

01330 Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella, Deschka & Dimić, 1986

BF0366a (ABH15.089)


General Information

This species was only recently discovered but it has spread rapidly throughout the UK and the rusty-coloured leaves caused by the leaf mines are now a familar sight in Horse Chestnut trees in mid to late summer.

Wingspan: 8 mm.
Foodplant(s): Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Flying: Several overlapping generations, April-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.