Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Enteucha acetosae mine

Rumex alpestris, Triest; from Klimesch (1940b)

Enteucha acetosae: vacated mine on Rumex acetosella

Rumex acetosella, Britain, Norfolk, The Brecks © Rob Edmunds

mine

Oviposition at the leaf underside, usually near a vein. The mine is a narrow, hardly widening, corridor that makes about 5 whole of half circles closely around the egg. The leaf tissue around th mine is intensely reddened; often several mines in a leaf. Frass in a narrow central line. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella, alpestris.

phenology

Probably three generations in western and central Europe (Johansson ao, 1990a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden tot the Pyrenees, Alps, and Serbia, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Body pale yellowish, head very pale light brown (Gustafsson & van Nieukerken, 199a), Sich (1909a).

synonyms

Artaversala, Nepticula, Stigmella, acetosae; Nepticula arifoliella Klimesch, 1940.

references

Beiger (1955a), Bengtsson (2008a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Hering (1921b, 1957a), Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1940b), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1976a), van Nieukerken (1986a,b), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), Nowakowski (1954a), Parenti & Varalda (2000a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sich (1908a, 1909a), Skala (1939a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Šulcs (1996a), Szőcs (1977a), Zoerner (1969a).

13/01/2017

pub 13.i.2017 · mod 7.vii.2017