Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter coryli

Phyllonorycter coryli (Nicelli, 1851)

nut-leaf blister moth

Phyllonorycter coryli: mines on Corylus avellana

Corylus avellanam Hongarije, Mosonmagyaróvár, 24.vii.2018 © László Érsek

Phyllonorycter coryli: mine

young mine, underside

Phyllonorycter coryli: mine on Corylus avellana

older mine, underside

Phyllonorycter coryli: larva

young larva, dorsal

Phyllonorycter coryli: larva

same larva, lateral; note the extremely flattened head

Phyllonorycter coryli: larva

same larva, ventral

Phyllonorycter coryli: pupa


Phyllonorycter coryli mines

Corylus avellana, Naarderbos, 30.ix.2011: not infrequently several mines on a single leaf

Phyllonorycter coryli mine

Corylus avellana, Amstelveen, 5.vii.2002

Phyllonorycter coryli young larva

Corylus avellana, Nieuwendam, 3.vii.2006; larva in thr first, sap-drinking stage, within its mine

Phyllonorycter coryli larva

Corylus avellana, Braakman Zuid, 23.x.2004; head and pronotum of a larve in the later, chewing stage


Upper-surface silvery tentiform mine. For some time the mine remains quite flat, and appears as a blotch mine. In the final stage the leaf is strongly contracted, however. Pupa in a cocoon in a corner of the mine, frass heaped in the opposite corner.

host plants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Corylus avellana, colurna, maxima; Ostrya carpinifolia.


Larvae in July and September – October (Emmet ao, 1985a); hibernation as pupa.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach)

distribution within Europe

Europe, with exception of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Lithocolletis coryli; Lithocolletis danica Caradja, 1920.

parasitoids, predators

Pnigalio ? pectinicornis; Sympiesis gordius, sericeicornis.


Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1935a,b, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Deutsch (2012a), Deutschmann (2008a), Dimic (1971a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1986b, 2012a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Jaworski (2009a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Klimesch (1950c), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), ME & MA Kurz (2007a), Kvičala (1938a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Michalska (1972a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Nowakowski (1954a), Olivella (2002a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a, 2007a), Pröse (1981a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1941a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Tourlan (1980a), Triberti, Deschka & Huemer (1997a), Ureche (2010a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a), Zoerner (1969a).

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