Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brithys crini

Brithys crini (Fabricius, 1775)

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.

host plants

Amaryllidaceae, monophagous

Pancratium illyricum, maritimum.

phenology

Larvae from July till September in two generations.

distribution within Europe

Coast of the Mediterranean (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Glottula pancrati (Cyrillo, 1787).

references

Bella, Parenzan & Russo (2009a), Fernández Vidal (2013a), Hering (1957a).

Last modified 2.viii.2021