The Moths of Suffolk
389 Choreutis pariana, Apple Leaf Skeletonizer, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Double-brooded; July and September

Larval foodplants : Crab-apple (Malus sylvestris), hawthorn (Crataegus), Wild Pear (Pyrus communis), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) or other rosaceous trees

Records : Mendlesham (S Woolnough, 7.x.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Feeds on hawthorn and apple; probably common with us. Hitherto mixed with the last kind: taken at Ipswich on 9 July 1895, &c. (Mly) and once there in 1934 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultAnthophila fabriciana
Tebenna micalis
Prochoreutis sehestediana
Prochoreutis myllerana

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Ex larva on Crataegus - Cransford, Suffolk ( © A Prichard

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found by day on Bramble flower - Orfordness, Suffolk (25.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
larva on Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) - Berry Head, Devon (22.viii.2013) © R J Heckford