Paracrania chrysolepidella (Zeller, 1851)

Paracrania chrysolepidella: occupied mine on Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus, Valkenburg, St. Jansbosch © Maarten Immerzeel” occupied mine

Paracrania chrysolepidella: larva in the mine

larva in the mine

Paracrania chrysolepidella: larva

larva

Paracrania chrysolepidella: occupied mine, Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana, Epen © Arnold Wijker

Paracrania chrysolepidella: mine on Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Doische, Matagne-la-Grande, RN des Hurées © Stéphane Claerebout

Paracrania chrysolepidella: occupied mine on Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Rochefort, Ri d’Howisse © Chris Snyers

Paracrania chrysolepidella: mine on Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Treignes, Tienne d’Al Vau © Stéphane Claerebout

mine

Large white blotch, starting at the leaf margin, often strongly disfiguring the still young leaf. Frass in long threads or dispersed. Often several larvae in a mine. Pupation external.

hostplants

Betulaceae; oligofaag

Alnus viridis; Carpinus betulus; Corylus avellana; Ostrya.

phenology

Larvae in May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE the pictures by Maarten Immerzeel above, from April 2017, mean the first observation in the Netherlands.

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Finland to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

synonyms

Eriocrania, Heringocrania chrysolepidella.

notes

According to the literature, the frass pattern consists of long threads. As is shown by the pictures above, both in Catpinus and Corylus the frass may rather be granular and clumped.

references

Bengtsson (2008a), Bland (1994a), Borkowski (2003a), Heath, (1976a), Hellers (2016a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1959a).

16/04/2017

pub 4.v.2017 · mod 25.vii.2017