The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Phyllonorycter hostis Triberti, 2007
[Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae]


Phyllonorycter hostis Triberti, 2007


Leaf-miner: Lower-surface tentiform mine, 13-15 mm long, with several longitudinal folds (Bladmineerders van Europa). Frass to one side (British leafminers)

Difficult to distinguish between P. hostis and P. blancardella on the basis of mine characteristics - both form arched tubes on the leaf of M.sylvestris. P.hostis tends to make the larger mine on Malus sylvestris. The undersurface of the mine is creased, with other creases alongside. This species was previously identified as P. cydoniella in the UK (British leafminers)

Larva: Details unknown.

Pupa: In a cocoon (British leafminers). Pupa 3.5 - 3.9 mm; cremaster similar to that of Ph. anceps (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The male and female genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Rosaceae        
Cydonia oblonga Quince British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers
Malus sylvestris Apple British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers
Sorbus torminalis Wild Service-tree British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers

Hosts elsewhere:

Rosaceae        
Cydonia     British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Malus pumila Apple British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Prunus avium Wild Cherry British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Prunus persica Peach British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Pyrus communis Pear British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Sorbus torminalis Wild Service-tree British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae:

Time of year - adults:

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Fleet, Hants (British leafminers).

See also British leafminers distribution map.

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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany, Italian mainland, Macedonia, Norwegian mainland and Yugoslavia (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:

Cydonia oblonga, Malus pumila, Malus sylvestris, Prunus avium, Prunus persica, Pyrus communis, Sorbus torminalis

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.



External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Gateway
NHM UK Checklist
UKMoths

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