Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Haworth, 1828)

honeysuckle midget

Phyllonorycter trifasciella minePhyllonorycter trifasciella mine

Lonicera periclymenum, Maarn


Lower surface tentiform mine between leaf margin and midrib; the mine contracts diagonally, causing the leaf to roll transversely or into a pepper box. Frass heaped in a corner. Pupa in the mine, not in a recognisable cocoon.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Lonicera alpigena, caprifolium, etrusca, nigra, periclymenum, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.


Larvae in April, July – August and October (Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson, 1985a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Poland; isolated also in Russia and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009). In recent times introduced in the Canary Islands (De Prins ao); Cyprus (Barton, 2015a).



Lithocolletis trifasciella.


Barton (2015a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1930a, 1935b), Buszko (1992b), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Gerstberger (2000a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1926b, 1936b, 1957a, 1967a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2005a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kuznetzov & Baryshnikova (2006a), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins, De Prins, De Coninck, Kawahara, Milton & Hebert (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Tourlan (1980a).

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