Cricotopus brevipalpis Kieffer, 1909
Potamogeton natans, Tilburg, de Kaaistoep; © Paul van Wielink
Potamogeton crispus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Moignelée; © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Initially a large number of short, narrow galleries are made from the midrib. Later the larvae move to other leaves, and make then long, sometimes branching galleries. Frass in a brown mass. Pupation in an enlarged pupal chamber at the end of a gallery.
Potamogeton crispus, natans, polygonifolius.
Larvae from June till autumn, up to seven generations (Gripekoven, 1914a).
BE recorded Goddeeris & Behen (1991a).
NE recorded (Moller Pillot & Beuk, 2002a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
From Fennoscandia and North Russia to the Pyrenees, Alps, and Hungary, and from Britain to Moldova.
Slender, without feet, with a chitinised head capsule.
Berg (1950a), Bland & Rotheray (1999a), Disney (1978a), Gripekoven (1914a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Moller Pillot & Beuk (2002a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Wesenberg-Lund (1943a).