Phyllonorycter platani

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Phyllonorycter platani
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. platani
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter platani
Staudinger, 1870
  • Phyllonorycter felinella Heinrich, 1920
  • Phyllonorycter felinelle Heinrich, 1920

Phyllonorycter platani is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is found in Europe, the Near East and the eastern Palearctic ecozone, as well as California in the United States.

Mining in a Platanus leaf

The wingspan is 8–10 mm. The moth flies in two generations from mid-June to November. [1].

The larvae feed on Platanus.


  1. ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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