Digitivalva arnicella (von Heyden, 1863)

on Arnica

Digitivalva arnicella: mine om Arnica montana

Arnica montana, Tynaarlo © Ben van As

Digitivalva arnicella: mine om Arnica montana

another specimen

Digitivalva arnicella mine

Arnica montana, Borger; leg Gerard Oostermeijer & Sheila Luijten

mine

At first a light green, narrow, sometimes branching corridor, widening considerably later. Frass in an irregular, rather broad central line. The larva frequently moves to another leaf. Pupation in a separate, lower-surface mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Arnica montana.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to the Baltic States and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). See van Nieukerken & Koster (1999a) for a picture.

synonyms

Acrolepia arnicella.

notes

In the Netherlands a strongly declining species.

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1964a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale,Marabuto, Maravalhas & Pires (2012a), Gaedike (1972a), Hering (1931a, 1957a, 1963a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1986b), Klimesch (1958a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), van Nieukerken & Koster (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Wegner (2010a).

mod 19.vi.2018