Metallus albipes (Cameron, 1875)

Metallus albipes mine

Rubus idaeus, southern England; © Rob Edmunds

Metallus albipes:  mine on Rubus idaeus

Rubus idaeus, Belgium, prov. West Flanders, Torhout, Wijnendalebos © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Metallus albipes:  larva

detail of the larva

mine

Large, almost full depth blotch with scattered frass. The mine is identical to that of M. pumilus, but the larva is different.

hostplants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rubus idaeus.

BENELUX

BE not recorded (PESI, 2016), but see pictures above.

NE recorded (Romeijn, 1993a); very rare.

LUX not recorded (PESI, 2016).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to Italy and Hungary and from Britain to Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

notes

Preference for young plants, with stems that are not yet woody, growing in deep shade (Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher).

references

Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer, Hellrigl & Mörl (2001a), Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2003a), Blank ao (1998a), Hering (1957a), Liston (1995b), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a, 2006a), Robbins (1991a), Romeijn (1993a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a), Zombori (1978a).

21/11/2016

pub 21.xi.2016 · mod 25.vii.2017