Mantura obtusata (Gyllenhal, 1813)
Full depth gallery, widening into a blotch. Frass in black threads. Larvae able to leave the mine and restart elsewhere. Pupation outside the mine. Neither the mine nor the larva can be used to separate this species from M. chrysanthemi, but obtusata has a preference for damper situations. Beetles metallic blue.
Rumex acetosa, acetosella.
Larvae in April-May and July (Hering, 1957a); one generation, hibernation as adult (Cox, 2007a).
BE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
NE observed Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).
LUX not observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
distribution within Europe
From France, Italy and the Balkan Peninsula to Norway and Russia; also in the UK (Cox, 2007a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).
See Steinhausen (2002a).
Wanntorp has demonstrated that “Mantura obtusata” in publications from North and Central Europe should be renamed into M. pallidicornis Waltl, 1839.
Doguet (1994a) calls M. obtusata a species of mountainous zones.
Baviera & Biondi (2015a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Bouček (1959a), Buhr (1933a), Bukejs (2009a), Cox (2007a), Doguet (1994a), Hering (1920a, 1924b, 1930a, 1957a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Steinhausen (1994a, 2002a), Wanntorp (2008a).