Phyllonorycter millierella (Staudinger, 1871)

Phyllonorycter millierella: mine on Celtis australis

Celtis australis, France, dépt Vaucluse, Vaison-la-Romaine © Chris Snyers

Phyllonorycter millierella: mine on Celtis australis

underside of a mine

Phyllonorycter millierella: mine on Celtis australis

Celtis australis, France, dépt Ardèche, Soyons, lieu-dit “Tour penchée” © Stéphane Claerebout

Phyllonorycter millierella: mine on Celtis australis

same mine, underside

mine

A lower surface tentiform mine without clear folds. Lower epidermis silver grey, densely mottled with rusty brown or dark grey specks. Mine at upper side a blister, discoloured except a still green centre. Often several mines in a leaf. Pupation within the mine.

host plants

Cannabaceae, monophagous

Celtis australis & subsp. caucasica.

phenology

Larvae from May till September, in two generations at least (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Entire southern Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Lithocolletis millierella.

references

Braggion (2013a), Chrétien (1926a), Csóka (2003a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1950c), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Kuznetzov & Baryshnikova (2006a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Olivella (2002a), Szőcs (1977a).

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