Hypurus bertrandi (Perris, 1852)

Hypurus bertrandi mine

from Hoffmann & Tempère (1944a)

mine

Narrow, irregular, full depth gallery the quickly widens into a large, full depth blotch. The larva can mine several leaves. Pupation external.

host plants

Portulacaceae, monophagous

Portulaca oleracea.

phenology

Larvae in July and September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From France to Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, and Croatia (Fauna Europaea, 2011)

larva

Described by Hoffmann & Tempère (1944a).

notes

Portulaca oleracea is in many parts of the world a dangerous weed, and H. bertrandi has, together with its host plant, fanned from its original area around the Mediterranean to California, Hawaii, Australia, and probably the Philippines (MacFadyen, 1994a).

references

Hering (1957a), Hoffmann & Tempère (1944a), MacFadyen (1994a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a).

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