Lyonetia clerkella

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Lyonetia clerkella
DSC00676 British Moths Apple Leaf miner Lyonetia clerkella.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lyonetiidae
Genus: Lyonetia
Species: L. clerkella
Binomial name
Lyonetia clerkella
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Phalaena clerkella Linnaeus, 1758
  • Lyonetia penicilla Borkhausen, 1794
  • Lyonetia cerasifoliella Hübner, 1796
  • Lyonetia malifoliella Hübner, 1796
  • Lyonetia malella Schrank, 1802
  • Lyonetia autumnella Curtis, 1829
  • Lyonetia unipunctella Stephens, 1829
  • Lyonetia semiaurella Stephens, 1829
  • Lyonetia nivella Stephens, 1829
  • Lyonetia aereella Treitschke, 1833

Lyonetia clerkella, the apple leaf miner, is a moth in the Lyonetiidae family. It is found all over Europe, north-western Siberia, the Far East, northern Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, India and Japan.

Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 6

The wingspan is 7–9 mm. Adults are on wing in June, August and from October to April in the Benelux. There are two or more generations per year.

The larvae feed on various fruit trees, including Betulaceae and Rosaceae species.

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