Prochoreutis myllerana (Fabricius. 1794)

small metal-mark

Prochoreutis myllerana

Scutellaria galericulata, Belgium, LG, Liège, Canal de l’Ourthe; © Jean-Yves Baugnée; mined leaf

Prochoreutis myllerana

top leaves, spun together and eaten out.

mine

Full depth, untidy, blotch, mainly in the lower leaves. Older larvae live free among spun leaves. In many cases probably mining is not the case, rather a complex of window feeding.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Scutellaria galericulata, minor.

Records from Lamium album, purpureum need further confirmation.

phenology

Full grown [i.e., free-living] larvae in June, and July – August(Pelham-Clinton, 1985b). Hibernation probably as adult (Huisman & Koster, 1999a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded(Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Probably all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

notes

The mines cannot be distinguished from those of Prochoreutis sehedestediana, but seemingly the larvae can.

references

Buhr (1937a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Pelham-Clinton (1985b), De Prins (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Sonderegger (2011a), Sønderup (1949a).

16/11/2014

mod 17.ii.2018