Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870)

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English n/a Status LU: established. 1st record: 1997.
Lëtzebuergesch Platane-Minnematt Status Eur.: established.
Français n/a RA: ISEIA: C3. Harmonia+: n/a.
Deutsch Platanenminiermotte Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Phyllonorycter platani Nederlands | Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Harmonia axyridis
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Brief description

Phyllonorycter platani larvaPhyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is found in Europe, the Near East and the eastern Palearctic ecozone, as well as California in the United States. The larvae feed on Platanus (Wikipedia contributors 2020).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2023-10-03.

Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) was observed in Luxembourg for the first time on 1996-10-21 by Romain Schoos near the Sûre in Rosport (MNHNL 2000-). It was next recorded on 1997-11-15 by Marcel Hellers in Avenue de la Liberté in Luxembourg City (Hellers 2017: 140).

This species produces large leads in the leaves of plane trees. It can be found on plane trees everywhere in our villages (Hellers 2017: 140).

7 observations are documented in the portal, most of them in the Moselle valley (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2021).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol

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

Harmonia+ protocol

Not assessed yet.

Worldwide distribution


  • GBIF, 2020. Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset [accessed 2020-04-10]
  • Hellers M., 2017. Die Kleinschmetterlinge Luxemburgs: die Familien Roeslerstammiidae, Douglasiidae, Bucculatricidae und Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariiidea). Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 129-144. [PDF 5,21 MB]
  • MNHNL, 2000-. Recorder-Lux, database on the natural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) observed on 1996-10-21, occurrence ID MNHNL00000004TU6, via [accessed 2021-04-14].
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2021. Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: [accessed 2021-04-14]
  • 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]
  • Wikipedia contributors, 2020. ‘Phyllonorycter platani’, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 February 2020, 17:56 UTC, [accessed 2020-04-10]

 Page content last updated on 2021-04-14. Last proofread by Caroline Grounds on 2019-12-11.