Paracrania chrysolepidella (Zeller, 1851)
Carpinus betulus, Valkenburg, St. Jansbosch © Maarten Immerzeel” occupied mine
larva in the mine
Corylus avellana, Epen © Arnold Wijker
Corylus avellana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Doische, Matagne-la-Grande, RN des Hurées © Stéphane Claerebout
Corylus avellana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Rochefort, Ri d’Howisse © Chris Snyers
Carpinus betulus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Treignes, Tienne d’Al Vau © Stéphane Claerebout
Large white blotch, starting at the leaf margin, often strongly disfiguring the still young leaf. Frass in long threads or dispersed. Often several larvae in a mine. Pupation external.
Larvae in May (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE the pictures by Maarten Immerzeel above, from April 2017, mean the first observation in the Netherlands.
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Finland to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Eriocrania, Heringocrania chrysolepidella.
According to the literature, the frass pattern consists of long threads. As is shown by the pictures above, both in Catpinus and Corylus the frass may rather be granular and clumped.
Bengtsson (2008a), Bland (1994a), Borkowski (2003a), Heath, (1976a), Hellers (2016a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1959a).