Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833)

spanish dot

mine

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.

hostplants

Pedaliaceae, Plantaginaceae; weakly polyphagous

Anarrhinum; Antirrhinum; Kickxia; Sesamum indicum.

A pest on sesame (“sesame leaf-roller”).

phenology

Larvae between June and August.

BENELUX

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.

larva

Green, with black pinacula; head dark brown.

references

Hering (1957a).

05/02/2017

mod 8.ii.2018