Americina media (Becker, 1894)

on Convallaria, Maianthemum, Polygonatum

Americina media: mine on Polygonatum multiflorum

Polygonatum multiflorum, Hungary, Pest, Szada, 10.vi.2019 © László Érsek

Americina media: mine on Polygonatum multiflorum

underside of the mine, with empty egg shells

Americina media: eggs

empty egg shells

Americina media: larvae

larvae in the mine

Americina media: larva

larva, dorsal view

Americina media: larva

larva, ventraal

Americina media: larva

head, ventral

Americina media: larva

rear end, ventral

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Polygonatum multiflorum, Ommen, het Laar

mine

Large blotch, with a group of some 5 larvae. At the start of the mine on the leaf underside a group of elliptic egg shells. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Asparagaceae, oligophagous

Convalliaria majalis; Maianthemum bifolium; Polygonatum multiflorum, odoratum, verticillatum.

phenology

Larvae from May to August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Ellis: Beusdal, Kelmis).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and northern Russia to the Pyrenees, and from France to Poland and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Bulgaria (Tomov & Krusteva, 2007a).

eggs

larva

puparium

synonyms

Chylizosoma medium, Parallelomma media (see Sifner, 2008a).

references

Beiger (1958a, 1960a, 1970a), Buhr (1933a), Haase (1942a), Hackman (1957a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1921a, 1924b, 1957a), de Jong (1999a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1939a), Nelson (1990a), Nowakowski (1954a), Püchhel (1999a), Sifner (2008a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spitzer (1972a), Starý (1930a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Sifner (2008a).

mod 6.ix.2019