Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850)

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English Firethorn leaf miner ISEIA: C3
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Report Phyllonorycter leucographella to the National Museum of Natural History.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

In Luxembourg the firethorn leaf miner is common on firethorn in villages. Miners have also been found by Nico Schneider on Sorbus torminalis in the Haardt natural reserve near Dudelange (Schneider 2006).

The larvae mainly feed on Pyracantha coccinea, the European species of firethorn, but have also been recorded on Crataegus species.

There is no distribution map available because no data has been entered into the Recorder-Lux database so far (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C3 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 69).


  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Schneider, N., 2006. Auf Spurensuche. 31. Vor der Haustür. Regulus 6/06: 21.

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