Spotted Tentiform Miner

Phyllonorycter blancardella, Spotted Tentiform Miner

Phyllonorycter blancardella, Spotted tentiform miner is a damaging insect of apple and pear. The synonym is Lithocolletis blancardella. The other common name of this insect is Blotch miner. The species is commonly distributed in France, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and other parts of Europe.

Russell IPM manufactures and supplies pheromone lures, traps and complete monitoring systems for Phyllonorycter blancardella, Spotted tentiform miner. Pheromone trap data gives early warning of the infestation and also exhibits the density of the insect population.


Adult wingspan is 7-9 mm. The fore wings narrow and golden brown, with large yellowish belt, hind wings are very narrow with wide outer edge. Larvae are 6 to 8 mm long. The larva lives as a miner on the upper surface of the leaf. The larvae pupate in the leaf. Three to four generations are occurs with in a year. The adults emerge started in May, June and August.

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Trap application guidelines

Do not re-use the trap to monitor different insects as this may lead to mixed catches. One trap for every two hectares of large scale fields of homogenous lands.

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Lures for pest monitoring


Lures can be changed every 4-6 weeks to get the most accurate results.

Lures handling

Pheromone lures are a very sensitive tool. They can be affected by exposure to elevated heat and direct sunshine. Direct touching by hand may cause cross contamination leading to mixed catches in the trap. Some contaminants such as Nicotine May have repellent effect reducing trap catch.

Lure Storage

Store in a cool dry place.

Shelf life can vary from 3-36 months depending on the storage temperature.

See Technical Data Sheet for further details.

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