Oxytripia orbiculosa (Esper, 1799)

mine

Small mine in the base of the leaf; later the leaf is bitten off. The older larves lives as a borer in the rhizome.

hostplants

Iridaceae, monophagous

Iris pseudacorus, pumila.

phenology

Mining larvae in May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

Very disjunct distribution: Spain, East Russia, and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europae, 2011).

synonyms

Oxytrypia orbiculosa.

references

Hering (1957a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 26.viii.2018