Orchestes erythropus (Germar, 1821)
Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Durbuy © Carina Van Steenwinkel
Rather short corridor along the leaf margin, that widens into a circular blotch, adjacent to the leaf margin. The mature larva makes an excision, of almost the size of the blotch, in upper and lower epidermis, and thus sandwiched drops to the ground for pupation (Dieckmann, 1976a; Hering, 1957a).
Quercus ilex, robur, suber.
BE recorded (Delbol, 2013a).
NE recorded (Heijerman, 1993a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
distribution within Europe
From Poland to the Iberian Peninsula and from Belgium to Italy; recorded from the UK, but this is disputed (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Morris, 1993a; Thompson, 1994a).
The supposition that O. erythropus would live only on hard-leaved Oaks while O. avellanae would be restricted to deciduous Oaks, has been refuted (Thompson, 1994a).
Caillol (1954a), Colonnelli & Osella (2009a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann(1976a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), le Monnier (2003a), Morris (1993a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Thompson (1994a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Vorst (2010a).