First finding in Slovenia: 1994
Pathways: hitchiker, secondary spontaniously spreading
Possible to identify: April – September
Flight-season of adults: April – September
Habitat: Anywhere where Horse chestnut is planted: urban environments, lanes of trees, parks, gardens.
Status in Slovenia: widespread.
Similar species: Several other moths of the family Gracillariidae, which, however, have other host plant species. Similar damage on Horse chestnut is caused by the fungus Guignardia aesculi.
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