Parectopa robiniella Clemens, 1863
Robinia pseudoacacia, Bulgaria, Varna © Stéphane Claerebout: completed mines
the egg and the lower-surface initial mine
initial mine, lighted from behind
Robinia pseudoacacia, France, dépt. Tarn, Cambounès © Steve Wullaert & Zoe Vanstraelen
larva in the mine; differences in shade show the overlapping of an under-surface mine and an upper-surface one
lighted from behind
Oviposition at the underside of the leaf, in an axil of the midrib. The larve starts by making a lower-surface blotch, but then works itself to the leave’s upper surface and makes an upper-surface blotch on top of the midrib. The blotch is elongate with lobe-like extensions, and whtish in colour. Larva solitary. Pupation external.
BE recorded (Bagnée, 2014a).
NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
From Germany and Poland to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
North American species, that made its appearance in Europe in 1970 near Milano. Now widely distributed in south and central Europe, seemingly expanding towards the NW. Considered a pest in southern Europe because Acacia is an important nectar source for commercial honeybee keeping.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera in Bayern (2010a), Baugnée (2014a), Béguinot (2010a), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Csóka (2001a, 2003a), Hellrigl (2006a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Huemer ao (1992a), Ivinskis & Rimsaite (2008a), Jaworski (2009a), Kollár (2007a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), ME & MA Kurz (2007a), Lakatos ao (2005a), Maček (1999a),, Martinez &Chambon (1987a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Melika ao (2006a), Olivella (2005a), Parenti & Varalda (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sauer (1981a), Sefrová (2005a), Stammer (2016a), Stolnicu (2007a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Ureche (2006a, 2010a), Walczak (2011a).