Stenoptilia alpinalis Burman, 1954

on Saxifraga

parasite

Biology of the larvae unknown.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, monophagous

Saxifraga bryoides, moschata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Short, spindle-shaped, bright green with broad red doral stripes. Pinacula large, brown, each one with several short, stuff setae. The strikingly small head and the prothoracic shield brown, more darkly mottled.

puparium

synonyms

Stenoptilia pelidnodactyla alpinalis. Gielis and (PESI, 2019) consider this species conspecific with Stenoptilia pelidnodactyla.

references

Bigot, Nel & Picard (2009a), Burmann (1954a), Gielis (1996a).

mod 7.ix.2019