Phyllonorycter comparella (Duponchel, 1843)

winter poplar midget

on Populus

Phyllonorycter comparella mine

Populus canescens, Duin en Kruidberg

Populus canescens, Nieuwendam: mine, lighted from behind

same mine, opened

Phyllonorycter comparella: mines on Populus x canadensis

Populus x canadensis, Drachten,
© Gerrit Tuinstra (also Ectoedemia hannoverella)

Phyllonorycter comparella: mines on Populus x canadensis



Oval, lower-surface tentiform mine. The lower epidermis has no recognisable folds, and in fact the mine is barely visible in the felty underside of the leaf. Frass heaped in an angle of the mine. Pupa in a barely recognisable flimsy cocoon.


Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, x canadensis, x canescens.

Rarely also P. nigra (Fairclough, 1986a).


Larvae in July and September – early October (Emmet ao, 1985a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and the Baltic States to Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, Hungary, and Bulgaria, and from Britain to Central and South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Lithocolletis comparella; Phyllonorycter cerrutiella (Hartig, 1952).


Arru (1996a), Buhr (1935b), Buszko (1992b), Csóka (2003a), Davis & Deschka (2001a), Delplanque (1998a), Drăghia (1968a, 1971a, 1972a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Fairclough (1986a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken, van der Wolf & Wolschrijn (1985a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Hering (1923a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Jaworski (2009a), Kasy (1979a), Klimesch (1950c), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Alders (2000a), Kuchlein & Donner (1983a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman, Koster, Kuchlein, van der Wolf & Wolschrijn (1993a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1941a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Ureche (2010a), Utech (1962a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a).

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