Gracillariidae: Phyllocnistinae

01337 Phyllocnistis unipunctella, (Stephens, 1834)

BF0368 (ABH15.092)


General Information

This species has a characteristic distinct black spot near the wing apex.


Adults sometimes overwinter in haystacks.


The larvae produce a 'snail-trail'-like mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): Black Poplar (Populus nigra), Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra 'Italica')
Flying: Two generations, July and September-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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