Dibolia timida (Illiger, 1807)
Hering (1957a) writes that the mine begins upper-surface in the leaf, then descends over the petiole to the bark of the stems; because the mines quickly turn black they are easy to find. Doguet (1994a), however, states that the larvae “hollow out” mines in the leaves and petioles.
Apiaceae, narrowly monophagous
Eryngium campestre, amethystinum.
Not on E. maritimum.
Larvae in May-June (Hering, 1957a). Hibernation as adult (Doguet, 1994a).
BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
NE recorded, according to Doguet (1994a), Gruev & Döberl (1997a) and the Fauna Europaea (2007), but this is not confirmed by Beenen & Winkelman (1993a). Ron Beenen (in litt., 2007) has checked the collections of Naturalis and the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam, and has not found any specimen from the Netherlands or Belgium. The statement is not repeated in Gruev & Döberl (2005a).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
distribution within Europe
From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
Dibolia eryngii Bach, 1958.
Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Baviera & Biondi (2015a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Buhr (1933a), Bukejs (2009a), Doguet (1994a), Gruev & Döberl (2005a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Mohr (1981a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).