Stenoptilia millieridactylus (Bruand, 1861)

mine

The larva mines a number of leaves from their base upwards. The larva hibernates in a hibernaculum in the heart of the plant; pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Saxifragaceae, monophagous

Saxifraga fragosoi, granulata, hypnoides.

Does also occur on gardens in Britain, on cultivars of S. hypnoides (UKmoths.org.uk, 2009).

phenology

Larva from July till May Hering (1957a), but they mtne only prior to the hibernation (Hart, 2011a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

British Isles, France, Iberian Peninsula, and Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Head and prothoracic shield shining dark brown; yellowish white with broad irregular light brown length lines (UKmoths.org.uk, 2009).

synonyms

Stenoptilia saxifragae Fletcher & Pierce, 1940.

references

Gielis (1996a), Hart (2011a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1996a).

mod 27.viii.2018