Brithys crini (Fabricius, 1775)

Lepidoptera, Noctuidae

mine

Oviposition generally immediately below the inflorescence, rarely on a leaf. The young larva mines just below the epidermis. Frass is ejected through openings in the mine. The older larva does not mine any more but either lives free on the leaf or bores in stalk or fruits.

hostplants

Amaryllidaceae, monophagous

Pancratium maritimum.

phenology

Larvae from July till September in two generations.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Coast of the Mediterranean (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Glottula pancrati (Cyrillo, 1787).

references

Hering (1957a).

19.ii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017