lower surface, tentiform mine with one strong fold in the lower
epidermis. Pupa in a white cocoon, in which no frass in incorporated;
all frass in a clump in the mine. Before ecdysis the pupa works
itself out of the mine through the floor in the mine (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
The pupa is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa as cf. cydoniella.
The adult is illustrated in UKMoths.
The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection
Group (check for update).
Reports from other hostplants (Amelanchier ovalis, Amelanchier
spicata, Cydonia oblonga, Malus pumila (as domestica),
Malus sylvestris, Prunus, Pyrus communis) may possibly be the
result of confusion with other species (
(Triberti, 2007a) (Bladmineerders van Europa).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland: Not recorded in Britain. British mines previously identified as cydoniella are hostis
of year - larvae: Currently unknown
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Not recorded in Britain. British mines previously identified as cydoniella are hostis
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria,
Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Estonia, French
mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Republic of
Moldova, Norwegian mainland, Portuguese mainland, Russia - Central
and South, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Switzerland, The Netherlands
and Ukraine. Also recorded in Near East (Karsholt and van Nieukerken
in Fauna Europaea).
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