Apple-leaf Skeletonizer

Choreutis pariana


Wingspan 11 to 15mm. The wings can be a warm brown or a duller, grey-brown, with two dark bands across them.


The larvae feed on the upper surface of Crab Apple or Hawthorn leaves, skeletonising them

Status and distribution

Fairly well distributed over the whole of Britain and sometimes very common, when it can be an agricultural pest. Fairly common and widespread in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July and September.