Orchestes alni (Linnaeus, 1758)

Orchestes alni: occupied mine on Ulmus minor

Ulmus minor, SBB = Biddinghuizen, Spijk- en Bremerbergbos © Hans Jonkman

Orchestes alni: occupied mine on Ulmus minor

detail

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Ulmus glabra, Duin en Kruidberg

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Ulmus minor, Duin en Kruidberg: mine with cocoon

Orchestes alni mine

Ulmus minor, Castricum; generally, the blotch section is situated in the leaf tip, but this isn’t a fixed rule

mine

Oviposition in the underside of the midrib; here an extensive scar remains visible. Form this point a full depth corridor runs towards the leaf tip, where it widens to a blotch. The apodous larva eventually pupates in a globular cocoon, made inside the mine. Because the mine is made at a time the leaf still is unfolding, the leaf can be strongly disfigured.

hostplants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus glabra, laevis, minor.

Preference for U. minor (Reinheimer & Hassler, 2010a).

phenology

Larvae in May-June (Scherf, 1964a). Adults emerge in June (Reinheimer & Hassler, 2010a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Curculionidae.be).

NE recorded (Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea (2007).

distribution within Europe

From the British Isles to Italy and from Poland to Moldova (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

pupa

synonyms

Rhynchaenus alni; Orchestes, Rhynchaenus saltator (Geoffroy, 1785).

notes

Rather common.

references

Amsel & Hering (1933a), Beiger (1979a), Buhr (1933a), Caillol (1954a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1924a, 1930a,e, 1931a, 1957a), Kleine (1924/25a), Kollár (2007a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Maček (1999a), le Monnier (2003a), Reinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Skala (1936a), Stammer (2016a), Ureche (2010a), Utech (1962a), Vorst (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).

31/03/2017

pub 31.iii.2017 · mod 5.viii.2017