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15.089 (BF366a)

Horse-Chestnut Leaf-miner   

Cameraria ohridella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: A

Recording method

Rests on tree trunks.  Comes to light.  At first sight, mines can be confused with brown blotches made by the fungus Guignardia aesculi.

Life Cycle

Larvae present June-July, August-October.  Usually many mines per leaf, sometimes turning the leaf brown.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Horse-chestnut.  Less frequently found on Red Horse-chestnut Aesculus carnea, Norway Maple Acer platanoides or Sycamore.

28 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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