Caloptilia jurateae Bengtsson, 2010

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

The young larva makes an epidermal gallery. Rather soon the larve lives free in a dowwards rolled leaf rol; probably three rolls are made of increasing size, the largest occupying an entire leaf segment. Pupation probably in the soil.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer platanoides.

As gas as known presently, no other Acer has been seen as a hostplant.

phenology

Larvae in June-July; hibernation in the adult stage.

distribution within Europe

Sweden and Norway.

notes

The species is most closely related to C. semifascia; on external characters, and even on their DNA profile, the two sibbling species cannot be told apart.

references

Bengtsson (2010b), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), De Prins (2010b, 2011a).

06/04/2017

pub 6.iv.2017 ยท mod 28.vi.2017