Lep:Gracillariinae
  home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books
15.033 Parornix torquillella (Zeller,1850)
< back
the leaf edge is folded over

 

Food Plant: Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Prunus domestica (Wild Plum)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July to September

Pupa: In cocoon under the folded edge of leaf

Notes: The initial mine is a blotch type. It then leaves this and makes folds on the leaf edge (as shown). The mine looks similar to Parornix finitimella and the larvae should be examined for identification of the mine. P.torquilella has legs concolorous with the body, whereas P.finitimella has black ringed legs.. Mine shown on P.spinosa

Data: 16.viii.2007, Old Pond Close, Northants,VC32

Image:© David Manning

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists

www.leafmines.co.uk