Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833)
Full depth irregular gallery or blotch; several mines are made by a larva. Frass granular; much of it is ejected. Mines may be connected by spinning, in which frass grains are trapped. Older larvae life free among the spun upper leaves.
Pedaliaceae, Plantaginaceae; weakly polyphagous
A pest on sesame (“sesame leaf-roller”).
Larvae between June and August.
BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
NE recorded (Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recoded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Tropics and southern Europe; in northern parts of Europe a rare migrant.
Green, with black pinacula; head dark brown.