Phyllocnistis ramulicola Langmaid & Corley, 2007

mine

Oviposition on a young twig. From there a long corridor is made in the bark, up to 30 cm in length, running up or down, hardly widening. Finally the corridor enters a petiole and a leaf where, close to the base, at the upperside, a white cocoon is spun in which pupation takes place (Langmaid & Corley, 2007a).

hostplants

Originally found in the UK onSalix cinerea and caprea, but shortly after also, and in large numbers, on S. aurita and even the narrow-leaved willows S. euxinia and Osier, S. viminalis (Langmaid, in litt.).

phenology

Still unclear; larvae were found in mid July.

distribution within Europe

Described from southern England and Portugal, later found in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and Czechia.

pupa

Black.

references

Langmaid & Corley (2007a), Langmaid & Young (2009a), Tokár, Laštůvka, Pastorális ao (2015a).

13/08/2014

pub 13.ii.2017 · mod 31.vii.2017