Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cataclysta lemnata

Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)

small china-mark

mine

Some of the newly hatched larvae mine for some days a duckweed lentil; the other live free. Soon they start making a case out of remnants of duckweed on which they feed, resembling the cases of caddisflies.

host plants

Araceae, monophagous

Lemna.

phenology

Univoltine. Larvae from October till May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Practically all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Greyish brown to brownish black; head light brown. See also Vallenduuk & Cuppen (2004a)

pupa

Within the larval case. See Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni for a description.

references

Adolph, Kortstock, Niehoff & Schweitzer (2019a), Grabe (1955a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Triberti, Longo Turri, Adami & Zanetti (2017a), Vallenduuk & Cuppen (2004a), Vallenduuk, Cuppen & van der Velde (1997a).

Last modified 11.iv.2021