Phyllonorycter joannisi

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Phyllonorycter joannisi
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P. joannisi
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter joannisi
(Le Marchand, 1936)
Synonyms
  • Lithocolletis joannisi Le Marchand, 1936
  • Lithocolletis platanoidella de Joannis, 1920
  • Phyllonorycter platanoidella

Phyllonorycter joannisi is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is found in most of Europe (except Ireland, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula).

Damage

The wingspan is 6.5–9 mm. Adults are on wing in May and August in two generations.

The larvae feed on Norway maple (Acer platanoides), mining the leaves of their host plant. They create a fairly large and rounded mine on the underside of a leaf, between two veins but not necessarily touching both and sometimes situated at the leaf edge. The lower epidermis appears smooth or has several small creases and becomes whitish. There may be several mines in a single leaf.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis, W N. "Phyllonorycter joannisi (le Marchand, 1936) white-bodied midget". Plant Parasites of Europe. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ Kimber, Ian. "15.085 BF363 Phyllonorycter joannisi (Le Marchand, 1936)". UKmoths. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

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