Lilac leaf mining moth

The caterpillars of lilac leaf mining moth feed within the leaves of lilac, privet and ash. This results in brown blotches on the leaves, the leaves then become rolled up from the tip.

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Lilac leaf-mining moth

Quick facts

Common name: Lilac leaf-mining moth
Latin name: Caloptilia syringella
Plants affected: Lilac (Syringa), privet (Ligustrum) and ash (Fraxinus)
Main symptoms: Brown blotches and curled leaves.
Caused by: Caterpillar of a moth
Timing: June to September

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