Pseudorchestes persimilis (Reitter, 1911)
The mine begins as a few short corridors in the leaf tip, running from the midrib to the leaf margin. There they coalesce into a blotch. The centre of the mine is somewhat inflated and coloured black by a strong accumulation of frass. Pupation in the mine, in a globular cocoon made out of secretion. The cocoon is situated in the frass-filled centre of the mine.
Larvae in April-May (Scherf, 1964a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
distribution within Europe
From France to Slovakia; Iberian Peninsula, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
The French subspecies P. persimilis gallicus (Dieckmann, 1959) lives on Dittrichia graveolens (Hering, 1957a).
Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Caillol (1954a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Morris (1993a), Scherf (1964a).