|327 Phyllonorycter cydoniella (Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775)|
Food Plant: Cydonia oblonga
(Quince), Malus sylvestris (Crab apple), Sorbus torminalis (Wild
Mine: June - July, September - October
Notes: Difficult to distinguish between P.cydoniella and P.blancardella on the basis of mine characteristics - both form arched tubes on the leaf of M.sylvestris. P.cydoniella tends to make the larger mine on M.sylvestris and the pupa is in a cocoon, with frass to one side. The cremaster (shown) has the outer spines larger than the inner ones.
Image:© Rob Edmunds
Data: 29.xi.2004, Fleet, Hants.VC12. Moths emerged indoors 21.iii.2005, gen det Jon Clifton.