Lepidoptera: Lithocolletinae

327 Phyllonorycter cydoniella (Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775)

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Food Plant: Cydonia oblonga (Quince), Malus sylvestris (Crab apple), Sorbus torminalis (Wild Service-tree),

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.