Apple leaf mining moth

The caterpillars of apple leaf mining moth feed within the leaves of apple, cherry, ornamental Prunus, hawthorn and birch. This results in long, narrow whitish or brown meandering lines in leaves. It had no effect on the crop.

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Apple leaf-mining moth (Lyonetia clerkella) on Apple

Quick facts

Common name: Apple leaf mining moth
Latin name: Lyonetia clerkella
Plants affected: Apple, cherry, ornamental Prunus, hawthorn (Crataegus) and birch (Betula)
Main symptoms: Whitish or brown lines in the leaves.
Caused by: Caterpillar of a moth
Timing: June to September

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