Friday, 14 April 2017

Apple tree stalker

I grabbed this yesterday buzzing around my Crab apple. 
Please, can someone give this a name? Fw length 3mm.


  1. Nice picture! Assuming that it is a miner of apple and wasn't on the tree entirely by accident, then it is going to be either Phyllonorycter blancardella or Phyllonorycter hostis (the other Phyllonorycter species which mine apple leaves all look quite different). Unfortunately these two really need dissection to separate.

  2. Dave, thanks for your reply. Not surprising then I couldn't find a name, it's not in my book. If anyone would have the time for the dissection, I still have the moth.

    1. I'm sure if you ask him nicely then Peter Hall will have a look at it for you! Whereabouts are you, by the way? It is always helpful to add your name and general location to the end of each post.

  3. Thank you for the suggestion.
    Cheers, Phil Cutt
    Grendon Underwood


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