Phyllonorycter leucographella: sap drinking larva

Pyracantha coccinea, Hongarije, Budapest, 10.vi.2018 © László Érsek: larva in the young, sap-drinking stage, dorsal …

Phyllonorycter leucographella: sap drinking larva

… ventral …

Phyllonorycter leucographella: sap drinking larva

… lateraal

Phyllonorycter leucographella: tissue feeding larva

larva in the later, tissue-feeding, stage, dorsal …

Phyllonorycter leucographella: tissue feeding larva

… ventral …

Phyllonorycter leucographella: tissue feeding larva

… lateral

Phyllonorycter leucographella larva

Crataegus monogyna, Amsterdam; larva in the sap drinking stage, dorsal

larva in the sap drinking stage, ventral: no feet!

larva in the tissue feeding stage, dorsal

larva in the tissue feeding stage, ventral

Pyracantha coccinea, Amsterdam: larva, retreated in the utmost leaf base, just having moulted from the sap drinking stage into the tissue feeding stage

Young larvae have a dark spot on each segment. Older larvae are much paler, yellowish. The larva is described in detail by Sefrová (1999a).

mod 22.xi.2018