Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenoptilia pneumonanthes

Stenoptilia pneumonanthes (B├╝ttner, 1880)

gentian plume

mine

Not well described: a small mine, made by the young larva that at that time uses to live as a stem borer; the older larve feeds on the flowers and ripening fruits.

host plants

Gentianaceae, nauw monophagous

Gentiana cruciata, pneumonanthe.

phenology

Moths fly from the end of June to mid-September.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2011).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Bulgaria, and from Britain to Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

synonyms

Stenoptilia arenbergeri Gibeaux, 198 (according to Bigot & Picard a valid species!); St. failliei Bigot & Picard, 2008.

references

Bigot, Nel & Picard (2009a), Bigot & Picard (2008a), Fazekas (2012a), Gielis (1996a), Hart (2011a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1996a), Sutter (1991a).

Last modified 28.i.2020