Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter myricae

Phyllonorycter myricae Deschka, 1976


Lower-surface tentiform mine that occupies about half a leaf; always positioned against the midrib, but usually not reaching the leaf margin. One strong fold. Frass clumped in a corner of the mine; pupa not in a recognisable cocoon. Before ecdysis the pupa works itself halfway out of the underside of the mine.

host plants

Myricaceae, monophagous

Morella faya (= Myrica f.).

distribution within Europe



Cremaster with two subequal pairs of slender spines; the inner pair curved inwards, the outer pair curved outwards (Deschka, 1976a).


Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Deschka (1976a), Leen & Markin (1996a), Markin (2001a), Markin, Silva & Aguiar (1995a).

Last modified 22.iii.2021