Horse chestnut leaf-mining moth

Horse chestnut leaf-mining moth has spread rapidly since it was first identified as present in Britain from Wimbledon in 2002. The effect on the appearance of horse chestnut trees in late summer can be profound.

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Cameraria ohridella (horse chestnut leaf miner). Credit: RHS/Entomology.

Quick facts

Common name: Horse chestnut leaf-mining moth
Scientific name: Cameraria ohridella
Plants affected: Horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, and some other species/hybrids
Main symptoms: White or brown blotches on the foliage
Most Active: June to September

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