Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

01135 Gracillaria syringella (=Caloptilia), (Fabricius, 1794)

BF0293 (ABH15.014)


General Information

This is a distinctive but variable species.


The larvae initially form a contorted blotch mine with black frass, before creating two successive cones formed by folding the tip of a leaf downwards.

Wingspan: 10-13mm
Foodplant(s): privets (Ligustrum spp.), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Green, white, grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: