ⓘ Leucoptera celastrella

                                     

ⓘ Leucoptera celastrella

Leucoptera celastrella is a moth in the family Lyonetiidae that is known from Japan.

The wingspan is 6.5–8.5 mm 0.26–0.33 V. the Adults are on the wing from mid-may to early June. There are two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Tripterygium Regel, Celastrus orbiculatus, and Euonymus ALATUS. They mine the leaves of their host plant. Mine has the form of a blotch mine, and sometimes the upper surface of finger-shaped-bumps. It is pale green or pale brownish green. One to several larvae may be in one mine. Feces consist of light brown to blackish grains collected in the Central area. Pupation occurs outside the mine in a white spindle-shaped cocoon with H-shaped silk roof. The cocoon is mostly made on the surface of a Dead leaf.