Aphanisticus pusillus (Olivier, 1790)

Coleoptera, Buprestidae

mine

The oviposition site, at the leave’s lower surface, covered by a shinign drop of dried secretion. Oviposition exclusively on sections of the leaf that are at that moment in vertical position. From there a corridor starts, eventually ca. 1 mm wide and 30-42 mm long, mostly descending towards the leaf base. Frass in a narrow central line. Pupation inside the mine (Rennwald & Rennwald, 2002a; Niehuis, 2004a).

hostplants

Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Carex flacca; Luzula campestris.

The records by Robbins (1991a) of Schoenus nigricans seems not be accepted in the literature, like that of Bilý (1982a) of Juncus-species as hostplants.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Rennwald & Rennwald, 2002a; Bilý, 2002a).

NE recorded (Vorst, 2009a).

LUX niet recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

largest part of Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2007a)

references

Bilý (1982a, 2002a), Cobos (1986a), Niehuis (2004a), Rennwald & Rennwald (2002a), Robbins (1991a), Schaefer (1949a), Théry (1942a), Ugarte san Vicente ao (2006a), Verdugo Paez (1997a), Vorst (2009a).

08/03/2011

mod 28.vi.2017