Oryxolaemus croceifemoratus (Gyllenhal, 1839)

Oryxolaemus croceifemoratus, mines

Anagyris foetida, Greece, Lesbos, Skála Eresóu

Oryxolaemus croceifemoratus, mine

detail

mine

Primary full depth, whitish, blotch without a preceding corridor in the apical half of a leaflet; oviposition within the leaf tissue. All frass is deposited on floor and roof of an oval central section of the mine; this section puffs up and soon becomes a bean-shaped black cocoon. The larva rests in this cocoon during feeding pauses (Hering, 1924a), and finally pupates there. The adult beetles gnaw many tiny windows, often in the same leaves as where mines were made (Harpaz, 1956a).

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Anagyris foetida.

phenology

Larvae observed in April.

distribution within Europe

From southern France, Corsica, Sardinia, to Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

synonyms

Apion, Kalcapion, croceifemoratum.

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Giusto (1997a), Harpaz (1956a), Hering (1924a, 1957a).

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