Perizoma incultaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1848)

Lepidoptera, Geometridae

mine

Full depth mine; a long, slender, corridor at first. This widens into a blotch that may occupy the largest part of the leaf and then obliterates the corridor. The larvae is able to make a number of mines. Frass in the corridor in an initially broad, later narrow central line; in the blotch it lies dispersed in coarse blackish green lumps.

hostplants

Primulaceae, monophagous

Primula auricula, “viscosa”.

phenology

Larvae of the first, mining, generation in July. The larvae of the second generation do not mine, but live in the fruit capsules (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries.

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Spain, and from France to Italy and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2011); alpine species (Hering, 1957a).

larva

When the larvae is taken out of its mine it makes the characteristic geometer movements that constitute its family character (Hering, 1957a).

synonyms

Cidaria, Larentia incultaria.

references

Beiger (1979b), Hering (1931f, 1957a, 1964a), Skala (1948a).

13/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017