Spialia sertorius (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)

red underwing skipper

mine

Young larvae make a tiny blotch; soon they live free among spun leaves.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous (?)

Sanguisorba minor.

Also Potentilla and Rubus are mentioned; perhaps the species is less selective in some parts of its distributional area.

phenology

Young larvae in July (de Wilde, 1991a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded waargenomen (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a)l extinct.

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from France to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

The mining larva is yolk-yellow; in the free living stage, full fed, the caterpillar is dull blackish brown with three interrupted yellow length lines and has numerous long erect hairs.

synonyms

Hesperia sao (Hübner, 1803).

references

Bink (1992a), Hering (1957a, 1964a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a), Tax (1989a), de Wilde (1991a).

mod 25.viii.2018