Longitarsus luridus (Scopoli, 1763)
Several narrow, rather straight and parallel-sided corridors fan out from the petiole. The larva regularly retreats into the petiole, and this traffic causes the frass to become pressed against the corridor sides. Pupation outside the mine.
Plantago major, media.
Larvae in July and September (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
NE Dutch species (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
distribution within Europe
The whole of Europe, including the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Warchaowski, 2003a).
Species of coastal areas (Hering, 1957a). Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a) associate the species with Rhinanthus.
Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Drăghia (1974a), Hering (1957a), Maček (1999a), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), Sønderup (1949a), Warchalowski (2003a).