Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

01273 Phyllonorycter mespilella, (Hübner, [1805])

BF0325 (ABH15.045)


General Information

This species can be distinguished from P. oxyacanthae and P. sorbi by the food plant.


The larvae create a mine with many creases in the lower epidermis.

Wingspan: 6-8mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis), Wild Pear (Pyrus pyraster), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)
Flying: Two generations, May and August


Established woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species