Delina nigrita (Fallén, 1819)

mine

The larva first tunnels in the rootstock and the stem. From there long, untidy galleries are made into the leaves. Pupation in the underground parts of the plant.

hostplants

Orchidaceae, oligophagous

Dactylorhiza; Goodyera repens; Gymnadenia; Himantoglossum; Neottia; Orchis anthropophora; Platanthera bifolia.

phenology

Larvae in June-July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1940a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Switzerland, and from Ireland to Slovakia; also Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

Delina nigrita larva, front spiraculum (from de Meijere, 1940b)

Beschreven door de Meijere (1940b). Achterspiracula op een gemeenschappelijke grote zwarte vlek, elk met ca. 20 papillen; mandibel met 2 tanden.

larva

Described by de Meijere (1940b). Rear spiracula on a common black spot, each with about 20 papillae; mandible with 2 teeth.

synonyms

Clidogastra nigrita; Delina dejeani Robineau-Desvoidy, 1930.

references

Ball (2007a), Beiger (1970a), Hering (1957a), de Jong (2002a), de Meijere (1940b), Robbins (1991a).

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