Bucculatrix chrysanthemella Rebel, 1896
Argyranthemum spec., Belgium © Chris Snyers: general aspect of the damage
two cocoons, one already vacated
At first a long gallery with a black central line. The older larvae make fleck mines by slicing open the leaf margin and mining into the leaf tissue from there. There is no free-living stage.
Larvae observed in January – March (on the Canary Islands).
BE recorded in 2014 by Chris Snyers (Snyers, 2016a).
NE recorded (Snyers, 2016a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2014)
distribution within Europe
Canary Islands; with cultivated Argyranthemum introduced in France and Italy (Cocquempot & Nel, 2009a), Britain (Terry, 2012a), and even Finland (Siloaho, 2008a).
Cocquempot & Nel (2009a), Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch 1979a), Siloaho (2008a), Snyers (2016a), Soors, Muus & Snyers (2016a), Terry (2012a).