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

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 & Turčáni (2005a) for a description.

references

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

mod 18.x.2019