Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae

01269 Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella, (Zeller, 1850)

BF0332a (ABH15.053)


General Information

This species was first discovered in Essex in 1989 and has since become widespread and quite common.


The larvae produce a silvery mine on the upper side of a leaf.

Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Foodplant(s): pyracanthas (Pyracantha spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: Several overlapping generations, April-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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