Pyracantha leaf-mining moth

First discovered in Britain 1989, this leaf-mining moth has become widespread in gardens.

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Pyracantha leaf-mining moth

Quick facts

Common name Pyracantha (firethorn) leaf-mining moth
Scientific name Phyllonorycter leucographella
Plants affected Mainly Pyracantha (firethorn)
Main cause Caterpillars of the moth feed inside the leaves, causing distinctive oval-shaped mines
Timing Mainly January-March

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