Phyllonorycter leucographella pupa

Pyracantha coccinea, Loosduinen: “nose”, lateral; thorax

tip of the antennae en third pair of feet; dorsal spinulation

cremaster

cremaster, dorsal

The rear feet of the pupa (the one that point furthest behind, between the antennae) have a hooklike extension distally; in all other Phyllonorycter species that feed on Rosaceae this extension is absent, or no more than just a short lobe (Gregor & Patočka, 2001a; Triberti, 2007a).

mod 12.iii.2019