Phyllonorycter geniculella (Ragonot, 1874)

sycamore midget

Phyllonorycter geniculella: mine on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman: mijn op de bladschijf

Phyllonorycter geniculella: mine on Acer pseudoplatanus

same mine, underside (with drops of water inside)

Phyllonorycter geniculella: mine on Acer pseudoplatanus

mijn along the leaf margin

Phyllonorycter geniculella: mine on Acer pseudoplatanus

same mine, underside

Phyllonorycter geniculella mine

Acer pseudoplatanus, Amsterdam; lighted from behind

Acer pseudoplatanus, Nieuw-Bergen; opened mine

Acer pseudoplatanus, Castricum; very young mine with, right picture, the iridescent egg shell at the start

mine

The mine begins as an inconspicuous lower surface epidermal corridor, beginning at an iridescent egg shell. This corridor is followed, and mostly replaced, by a relatively small, lower-surface, tentiform mine with many weak folds. When the mine happens to lie close to the leaf margin the leaf may fold downwards over the mine. Pupa in the mine, dark brownish black, in a loosely spun cocoon. Frass heaped in a corner of the mine.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer pseudoplatanus.

Buhr (1935a) additionally mentions Acer saccharinum.

phenology

Larvae in May – July, and September – October.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Bulgaria, and from Britain to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pop

synonyms

Lithocolletis geniculella; L. dahmiella (Sorhagen, 1900); Lithocolletis, Phyllonorycter acernella : auct.

references

Ahr (1966a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1935a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Csóka (2003a), Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Gregor & Povolný (1950a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1931a, 1934b, 1957a, 1961a), Huemer (1986b), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Jaworski (2009a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Kollár (2007a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Plóciennik, Pawlikiewicz & Jaworski (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1941a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Wieser (2005a).

12/02/2017

mod 28.v.2018