Photedes morrisii (Dale, 1837)

Lepidoptera, Noctuidae

mine

Long, transparant gallery from the tip of the leaf to the base, where the larva becomes a borer in the stem or the rhizome. Much frass in the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Schedonorus arundinaceus.

phenology

Larvae from August till May (Koch, 1958a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden tot the Iberian peninsula, Sicily, and the Greek mainland, and from Britain to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Body bone coloured; head brown, prothoracic and anal plate black.

synonyms

Arenostola, Chortodes morrisii; Tapinostola bondi Knaggs, 1861.

references

Hering (1957a), Koch (1958a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a).

13/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017