Apteropeda splendida Allard, 1860

on Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae

mine

A corridor, initially narrow, widening quickly. First part of the mine full depth, later alternating upper- and lower-surface. Pupation outside the mine. No differential characters known in mines or larvae with other species. See Doguet (1994a), Warchalowski (2003a), and Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a) for the differences in the adults of A. orbiculata, globosa, and splendida.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Ajuga chamaepitys, reptans; Cymbalaria muralis; Plantago major, media; Veronica.

In East-Germany common on Plantago (Hering, 1963a).

phenology

Larvae in May-July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE Fauna Europaea (2007).

NE Not mentioned in the checklist by (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a), but stated to occur in the Netherlands and Belgium by Warchalowski (2003a) and, possibly on his authority, the Fauna Europaea.

LUX Fauna Europaea (2007).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to Spain and Italy and from France to the Ukraine. Also, though quite rarely in Ireland and the UK (Cox, 2007a; Mendel, 1994a).

larva

Steinhausen (1994a).

references

Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Cox (2007a), Doguet (1994a), Hering (1928a, 1930a, 1957a, 1963a), Mendel (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), S√łnderup (1949a), Steinhausen (1994a), Warchalowski (2003a).

mod 3.iv.2018