Phyllonorycter obtusifoliella Deschka, 1974
Acer obtusifolium, Cyprus, Pano Platres, 1145 m © Ian Barton
same mine, lighted from behind
Lower-surface tentiform mine, never near the leaf margin, often adjacent to a thick vein. Lower epidermis without recognisable folds. Upper epidermis weakly domed with a few remnants of parenchyma. Pupa in a flimsy cocoon. Most frass clumped in an angle of the mine.
Acer obtusifolium, sempervirens.
Larvae in winter and spring.
distribution within Europe
Greece, Cyprus (Fauna Europa, 2010).
Preference for shaded leaves, seedlings and low plants.
Deschka (1974b), A & Z Laštuvka (2007a).