Phyllonorycter lantanella
Phyllonorycter lantanella
Adult • Fleet, Hants. Reared from mine on Viburnum tinus • © Rob Edmunds

15.051 BF331

Phyllonorycter lantanella

(Schrank, 1802)

Wingspan c. 9mm.

This species occurs in the southern counties of England and Wales, ranging north to Warwickshire.

The larval foodplants are wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana) and other Viburnum species, such as guelder rose. The larval mine is on the underside of the leaf, causing a strong fold and distorting the leaf, sometimes more than one mine to a leaf.

There are two generations, with moths on the wing in May and August, and leafmines evident in July and from September onwards, the second generation overwintering in this stage.

See also:
Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)
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