Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epermenia insecurella

Epermenia insecurella (Stainton, 1854)

mine

Small, full depth, irregular corridor mine. Older larvae live free on the plant.

hostplants

Santalaceae, monophagous

Thesium humifusum, linophyllon.

phenology

Larvae in April – June and (second generation) July (Godfray & Sterling, 1996a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all of western, central and southern Europe; not in Ireland and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow; head and anal shield shining black, prothoracic shield yellow with a darker outer margin (Hering, 1962a).

synonyms

Epermenia insecurellus.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Budashkin & Gaedike (2005a), Gaedike (1966a, 1968a, 1972a), Godfray & Sterling (1996a), Hering (1957a, 1962a), Kasy (1965a), Schüttze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a).

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