Bucculatrix alaternella Constant, 1890

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae

on Bucculatrix

Bucculatrix alaternella: vacated mine on Rhamnus alaternus

Rhamnus alaternus, France, dép Var, Toulon, Saint-Mandrien-sur-Mer © Stéphane Claerebout

Bucculatrix alaternella: vacated mine on Rhamnus alaternus

mine lighted from behind

Bucculatrix alaternella: mines on Rhamnus alaternus

Rhamnus alaternus, Spain, Cataluña, Sant Llorenç de Montgai; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

mine

Slender, tortuous gallery with much frass and a long larval chamber. Older larvae live free on the leaf, causing window feeding.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rhamnus alaternus.

phenology

Larvae in October – November.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Western Mediterranean: France, Spain, Portugal (Croley ao, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2008a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso ao (2012a), Dantart & Olivella (2005a), Hering (1934d, 1935b, 1957a), Z & A Laštůvka (2009b), Lhomme (1934d), Skala (1939a).

07/04/2017

pub 7.iv.2017 · mod 7.vii.2017